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Car trip tips…the winter version

Car trip tips…the winter version

This was one of those days that I should have known better, and still got lucky.  A few hours after this photo was taken, the southern part of Missouri and Northern Oklahoma was hit hard by an ice storm.  I tend to be rather “aware” when…

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Ernie Poe

Ernie Poe

Ernie Poe  |  dates unknown  |  Sharon Springs, KS Barbed wire sculptures Ernie Poe has strung and repaired a lot of barbed wire fence in his days as a rancher, and he can’t seem to leave the stuff alone.  When we visited Ernie, he was…

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Monument Rocks

Monument Rocks

Monument Rocks  |  Gove County, KS I have to say it…it looks like we aren’t in Kansas any more… but here we are in the middle of  the “Badlands” of Kansas, about 40 miles south of Oakley and east on a lot of chalky dirt…

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Erika Nelson and her World's Largest Collection of the World's Smallest Versions of the World's Largest Things, among other things…

Erika Nelson and her World's Largest Collection of the World's Smallest Versions of the World's Largest Things, among other things…

Erika Nelson  |  1972 (?) –   |  Lucas, KS Traveling collection  |  Creation dates unknown Erika is a force to be reckoned with.  Once upon a time, Erika was working for a television new station, doing graphics, then taught at KU, then was offered another…

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Mri Pilar & Florence Deeble

Mri Pilar & Florence Deeble

Florence Deeble’s Rock Garden  |  1900-1999  |  Lucas, KS Concrete sculpture environment  |  Created: 1950-1999 Mri Pilar’s Garden of Isis  |  dates unknown  |  Lucas, KS Installation  |  Created: 2002 – present We stopped by Florence Deeble’s Rock Garden to see how it was holding…

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The Garden of Eden at Night

The Garden of Eden at Night

S. P. Dinsmoor  |  1843-1933  |  Lucas, KS Concrete sculpture environment  |  Created: 1905-1927 Back to the Garden, again.  This time it is to celebrate the Garden of Eden’s 100th anniversary.  In honor of this auspicious event, the group of folks that own the Garden…

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Midland Hotel

Midland Hotel

Midland Hotel 414 S Saline (26th) Street  |  Wilson, KS  |  (785) 658-2284 Built in 1899, and most recently restored in 2003, the Wilson Hotel is a beautiful native limestone building with comfortable mission-style furnishings, built near the railroad tracks.  This is important to note,…

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Some Roadside Attractions in Kansas

Some Roadside Attractions in Kansas

If you have ever caught the KCPT Public Television series, “Rare Visions and Roadside Revelations,”  you know that not all of their stops include self-taught art and visionary sites.  At times there are visits to some of the places your dad wouldn’t stop on those…

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Café on the Route

Café on the Route

Café on the Route  |  Richard and Amy Snell 1101 Military Ave.  |  Baxter Springs, KS  |  620-856-5646 Mmmmm…what a great surprise and even better café!  Sometimes when on the road with the guys from Rare Visions, eating can be a conundrum.  Food rules attempt…

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Kohler Conference — Day Two

Kohler Conference — Day Two

Sheboygan, WI The above video clip is a segment from the closing dinner, inspired by the environmental artists and was created by a group called “The Nana Projects” (Molly Ross and artists Annie Howe, Alison Heimstead, Elisabeth Roskos and Adam Krandle)  It was performed to…

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