Springfield, Oregon: Giant Ken Kesey Mural

A two-story-tall painted Ken Kesey leans against a giant bookcase packed with visual references to his novels and his drug-fueled adventures with the Merry Pranksters.

Address:
S. 4th St., Springfield, OR
Directions:
Downtown, on the west side of S. 4th St., just north of its intersection with Hwy 126/Main St.
Admission:
Free
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Giant Ken Kesey Mural

In downtown Springfield there is a recently unveiled two-story-tall mural of Ken Kesey, a long-time local resident. Kesey wrote "Sometimes a Great Notion" and "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." He was also a guinea pig for the CIA-sponsored MKULTRA Project that looked at the effects of LSD. Kesey's cross-country trip to New York with the "Merry Pranksters" in an old school bus named "Further" is immortalized in Tom Wolf's "Electric Cool Aid Acid Test."

[Phrank Phester, 09/11/2015]

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