You can meet the Magajupa Mine Alpacas, Labor Day Open House

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JASPER COUNTY, Mo. — The alpacas of The Magajupa Mine Farm want to say hello! Monday, Labor Day, Open House from 11 – 5. Public is welcome.

See alpaca items on display, made from their soft coat. Kids can learn the steps in the process transforming fleece into wool, to create clothing and other uses.

WHAT IS AN ALPACA? IT’S NOT A LLAMA.

“Adorable, docile and soft, alpacas are prized as pets and cattle around the world. Alpacas are domesticated versions of vicuñas, South American ruminants that live high in the Andes. Alpacas are related to llamas, which are domesticated versions of another wild Andean ruminant, the guanaco. While llamas are used as pack animals, alpacas are raised mainly for their soft wool.”LIVE SCIENCE

CLICK HERE FOR LINK TO GOOGLE MAPS DIRECTIONS: 7548 EAST 20TH

Historically the area of east Joplin and Duenweg were part of the Tri-State Mining District. At one time there were hundreds of mines in existence. One near Duenweg was the Magajupa Mine, located in the area where the farm is now.

GOOGLE STREET VIEW OF THE FRONT OF THE FARM ON EAST 20TH. CLICK HERE FOR GOOGLE MAP DIRECTIONS. WATCH FOR PARKING DIRECTIONS.

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