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Windmills, a stone house and demolition derby

Windmills, a stone house and demolition derby

Antique Windmills of the Earth Jasper, MN 1 mile north of Jasper on Hwy 24 Glance to the right as you are driving north on 24 and you will see a cluster of old windmills from all around the globe, from Brazil to Wichita, KS, in…

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Porter Sculpture Park in Montrose, SD

Porter Sculpture Park in Montrose, SD

Porter Sculpture Park Wayne Porter Private property, open to the public Just outside Sioux Falls SD, it’s located directly next to I-90 at Exit 374.  Take Exit 374 off of I-90 and go 1/2 mile South Doug Weaver, my editor at Kansas City Star Books,…

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Jackalope – Mitchell, SD

Jackalope – Mitchell, SD

Jackalope Open to the public 1601 S Burr St,  Mitchell, SD I-90 exit 332, then north on Hwy 37/Burr St. about a quarter-mile. On the right side, at the Thurnderbird Lodge. 605-996-6645 Weeelllll, I have a thing for Jackalopes, in fact my company logo features…

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Full of corn…The Corn Palace in Mitchell, SD

Full of corn…The Corn Palace in Mitchell, SD

The Corn Palace Open to the public 604 N. Main Street Mitchell, SD 605-996-6223 http://www.cornpalace.org Finally, back on the road…life sometimes gets busy…and car trips become a luxury, both in time and gas dollars.  But, I find if I don’t “invest” in such seeming frivolities,…

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NPR on Backyard Folk Art

NPR on Backyard Folk Art

Backyard Folk Art Thrives In Michigan : NPR Source: www.npr.org From anywhere in Michigan, you’re only a day trip away from a Styrofoam, 13-foot scale model of Stonehenge. There’s also a menagerie of farm and circus animals constructed from car parts. We visit some of…

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Flooding in Missouri along the Mississippi

Flooding in Missouri along the Mississippi

Ellsberry, Foley and Clarksville, MO Friday, 20 June 08 I decided to take a drive north of St. Louis to witness the power of the river.  Words can’t quite describe the sights )and smells) of the destruction.  But the spirit of the people, the volunteers,…

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Black Madonna Shrine and Grottos in Eureka, Missouri

Black Madonna Shrine and Grottos in Eureka, Missouri

Black Madonna Shrine—Bronislaus Luszcz  outside of Eureka, MO  Created 1938-1960  Grottos and shrine to honor Our Lady of Czestochowa  Open to the public The weather was just about as good as it gets for a summer day in Missouri…luckily there were no storms in sight….

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More midwest flooding news

More midwest flooding news

(from Terri Yoho, John Michael Kohler Museum of Art) Kelly,  We have heard that Dr. Evermor’s Forevertron is flooded, and I plan on calling Tom today. Prairie Moon is fine–no problem with the Mississippi in that part of the state. Areas around Painted Forest are horribly…

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MT Liggett on YouTube

MT Liggett on YouTube

Here are more musings from Kansas artist, MT Liggett.  Be forewarned, he calls ’em as he sees ’em, and it might be tough on delicate ears.  (A photo essay by Ian Crane) “One thing you always got to remember going through this life –  you…

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News from the Iowa floods

News from the Iowa floods

Here is the word from Bill Angrick, the Ombudsman for the state of Iowa… Kelly, It has been tragic for many and a challenge for most.  Personally our property has had some lower level flooding where the creek is about a 100 yards back of…

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