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Frozen In Concrete: Kansas And The Ice Age

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Memorable monuments are sometimes a marriage of a home-grown visionary and a town willing to go along with a crazy idea. And that’s what’s happened in Blue Rapids.

Roy Rogers: Happy Sales to You

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

When the Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Museum (last located in Branson, Missouri) closed in December of 2009, fans of the cowcouple were concerned…where would the museum’s extensive collection of Western Memorabilia end up? In particular, what would become of the institution’s most iconic (and, frankly, somewhat disturbing) prized possession: the taxidermied hide of Roy’s horse, Trigger?

Two Kansas Holes, Three Years On

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

It’s the third anniversary of the opening of the Kansas Underground Salt Museum in Hutchinson, Kansas, and the flattening of the town of Greensburg, 90 miles away, by a tornado.

Roadside News: The Ides Of March

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Ricky Ranger, Crucified! | Tanks, But No Tanks | Pedal Car Carhenge | Public Protected by Pasties

Artiste a Poor Conductor of Railroad Art

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

Plans for a massive train-themed sculpture by spectacle-loving fine artist Jeff Koons may soon be scrapped due to a lack of funding. The $25 million project was originally scheduled for the 2011-2012 season at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. A 70-foot-long replica of a real Baldwin locomotive was to be suspended from a […]

Giant Forks: Sign of the Tines

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Recently a giant fork appeared on a traffic median in Pasadena, California. No one seemed to know who was responsible for the guerrilla installation of the 18-foot-tall rogue utensil…

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