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Dan Slaughter's Sculptures

Dan Slaughter's Sculptures

Dan Slaughter McGregor, IA Sculptures and environment   So, Larry and I didn’t take our respective flights home from the Kohler conference, instead opted for a car trip back to KC through Iowa, with hopes of seeing some new sites and revisiting old friends.  After…

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Mystery Art Site

Mystery Art Site

Driving back from James Tellen’s site to downtown Sheboygan, I had to stop, again, just to see this wall. We have no idea who lives here, but love the tableaus, and the concrete tree.  If you are trying to find this house, it is in…

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James Tellen's Woodland Sculpture Garden

James Tellen's Woodland Sculpture Garden

James Tellen |  1880-1957  |  Black River, WI Concrete environment  |  Created 1942-1957  On our way to Milwaukee from Sheboygan, we had to stop by one of our favorite concrete gardens…the tour group was behind us, and the light was great! For most of his…

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Nemechek's Signs

Nemechek's Signs

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Wegner Grotto

Wegner Grotto

Paul and Matilda Wegner  |  Paul ?-1937 and Matilda ?-1942  |  near Cataract, WI Embellished concrete environment and grotto  |  Created 1929-1936 One of the more striking things I noticed on this particular road trip is how often I encountered other people at the grottos,…

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Fountain City Rock Garden

Fountain City Rock Garden

John and Bertha Mehinger  |  dates unknown  |  Fountain City, WI Rock and concrete environment  |  1933-1935 This was one of those great moments in being lost.  After I left Prairie Moon Sculpture Garden, I remembered reading in Lisa Stone’s book, “Sacred Spaces & Other…

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Prairie Moon Sculpture Garden

Prairie Moon Sculpture Garden

Herman Rusch  |  1885-1985  |  near Cochrane, WI Embellished concrete environment  |  Created 1958 – 1974 The highway along the Mississippi River winds through lush farm land and great bluffs.  Growing up in Missouri, where the Mississippi is big and muddy and the flood plains…

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Fred Smith's Wisconsin Concrete Park

Fred Smith's Wisconsin Concrete Park

Fred Smith   |  1886-1976  |  Phillips, WIEmbellished concrete environment  |  Created 1948-1964  Driving on from the Rudolph Grotto and Wonder Cave, past Colby, WI (yes, it is the home of colby cheese), it was a few hours to Phillips and the  main destination that got…

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Rudolph Grotto Gardens and Wonder Cave

Rudolph Grotto Gardens and Wonder Cave

Fr. Philip Wagner   |  1882-1959  and Edmund Rybicki  |  1916-1991  |  Rudolph, WI Grotto  |  Created 1928 through the 1950s After a thwarted attempt to find Tony’s Fan Fair in Steven’s Point (he passed away and his fan-filled yard had been completely dismantled) , it was time…

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Peg Leg's yard

Peg Leg's yard

Somewhere in Wisconsin, near Mt. Horeb Metal sculpture yard Driving along a back highway, there was a yard full of sculptures.  No one was home, and I couldn’t find an address…but had to stop the car and take a couple of photos.  Maybe they were…

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