CaesarThe Hall of Immortals

In every field of endeavor, there are a chosen few who stand taller and see farther than the rest.

They are the visionaries. They are the heroes. They walk among us, fashioning dreams, oblivious to an often uncaring world.

We cannot hope to become as they are. But we can view their works. We can experience their legacies. And we can remember:

"No one who builds a palace out of mud is ever completely forgotten."

— Anonymous

Photo Died Inductees into the Hall of Immortals
1933
Sam Dinsmoor • Builder of the Garden of Eden, Lucas, Kansas
Edward Leeskallin
1951
Edward Leeskallin • Wizard of the Coral Castle, Homestead, Florida
1964
George Daynor • Builder of the Palace of Depression, Vineland, New Jersey
Alex Jordan
1989
Alex JordanHouse on the Rock, Spring Green, Wisconsin
Toilet Seat King
1996
John KostopoulusKing of Toilet Seat Arts, Boron, California
Tommy Bartlett.
1998
Tommy Bartlett • Father of the Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
Tom Gaskins, Sr.
1998
Tom Gaskins Sr. • Founder of Cypress Knee Industry and Museum, Palmdale, Florida
Ted and Bill Hustead.
1999
Ted & Bill Hustead • Owners of Wall Drug, Wall, South Dakota
Rev. Finster.
2001
Rev. Howard Finster • Creator of Paradise Gardens, Summerville, Georgia
Alan Schaefer
2001
Alan SchaeferSouth of the Border, Dillon, South Carolina
Wendell Hansen.
2002
Wendell Hansen • Trainer/Steward of the Bible Birds, Noblesville, Indiana
Max Nordeen
2004
Max Nordeen • Owner of the Wheels Museum, Woodhull, Illinois.
Chief Henry.
2007
Chief HenryWorld's Most Photographed Indian, Cherokee, North Carolina
Nut Lady
2007
Elizabeth TashjianThe Nutlady, Artist/Curator, Old Lyme, Connecticut
2011
Wilbert Behn • Lion Tamer, Behn's Game Farm Aniwa, Wisconsin
Vollis Simpson
2013
Vollis SimpsonWhirligig Folk Artist, Lucama, North Carolina
Dixie Evans.
2013
Dixie EvansMarilyn Monroe of Burlesque, Exotic World Curator, Las Vegas, Nevada
Jerry Chubbuck
2013
Jerry ChubbuckWonder Tower Curator, Genoa, Colorado

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