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Somewhere between Paradise and the Garden of Eden – hello, Kansas

Somewhere between Paradise and the Garden of Eden – hello, Kansas

Plotting my way home, I realize that KS-18 will take me just that route. I know that the flooding from this spring still has I-29 closed – so re-routing is the the game plan. Back to the Garden for me! Nebraska Prairie Museum – Holdrege,…

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See 6 States!

See 6 States!

And away we go…6 states in 6 days. Today, Kansas and Colorado, then Utah, Idaho, Wyoming & Nebraska! Taking I-70 across Kansas to some is boring – but I have to disagree. You have the Garden of Eden, a beautiful cemetery with forged iron crosses,…

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Kohler is restoring The Garden of Eden in Lucas, KS!

Kohler is restoring The Garden of Eden in Lucas, KS!

The Garden of Eden in Lucas, Kansas is undergoing a remarkable transformation. A team of art conservators, technicians and interns from Kohler Foundation, Inc. of Kohler, Wisconsin has begun cleaning and restoring the sculpture-filled environment so that they will be close to what S. P….

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Dentist turns postrocks into art

Dentist turns postrocks into art

Fred Whitman, a dentist turned sculptor from California, carves Monday morning on a limestone post in a fence line 3 miles north of the dam at Wilson Lake. (photo by Tom Dorsey / Salina Journal) Who says facebook is a waste of time? (OK, it…

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Fire at MT Liggett’s can’t keep him down!

Fire at MT Liggett’s can’t keep him down!

  I just talked to MT and he is still just as full of spit and vinegar as ever.  Of course, he is saddened by the fire, and suspects that a small second fire on Monday could have been arson, but none of this can…

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Davis Memorial

Davis Memorial

Davis Memorial – John Milburn Davis Mount Hope Cemetery Hiawatha, KS John Milburn Davis erected this memorial to “the sacred memory” of his wife, Sarah. After she died in 1930, he almost immediately commissioned the work to begin. In every sense it was a monumental…

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Trail of Whispering Giants – Peter Toth sculpture in Troy, KS

Trail of Whispering Giants – Peter Toth sculpture in Troy, KS

I was motoring down US 36 in Kansas and saw a sign about a sculpture in 5 miles. Now, the name sounded familiar and you don’t usually see sculpture announcements, so I had to go look. On the Doniphan County courthouse square in Troy, Kansas…

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The Wall Street Journal recognizes outsider art in Kansas

The Wall Street Journal recognizes outsider art in Kansas

  These Unknown Sculptors Are Outstanding in Their Fields in Kansas Odd Art Collections Crop Up Along Midwest Highways; Mr. Liggett’s Ladies   By STEPHANIE SIMON MULLINVILLE, Kan.—Some folks keep journals. Others paste scrapbooks. M.T. Liggett records his life in junk. The lovers he has…

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Adolph Hannemann show in Lucas, KS

Adolph Hannemann show in Lucas, KS

Rosslyn Schultz keeps finding more and more great self taught-artists in Kansas… “Face to Face, Meet the People” Adolph Hannemann September 5, 2009 – May 20, 2010 Exquisite wood, stone and bone carvings of self-taught artist, Adolph Hannemann formerly of Lincoln, KS, now residing at…

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Mr. Imagination controversy in Salina, KS

Mr. Imagination controversy in Salina, KS

(the following is from the Salina Journal) Greg Warmack works Tuesday morning in his studio downtown. The imaginative artist is working on various art projects in town, including work at the Peace Garden in north Salina at Forest and North Second streets. (photo by Tom…

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