Kansas Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff

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Rowman & Littlefield, Jun 15, 2010 - History - 256 pages
Your round-trip ticket to the wildest, wackiest, most outrageous people, places, and things
the Sunflower State has to offer! Whether you’re a born-and-raised Kansan, a recent transplant, or just passing through, Kansas Curiosities will have you laughing out loud as Pam Grout takes you on a rollicking tour of the strangest sides of the Sunflower State.
Visit the Museum of the World’s Largest Collection of the World’s Smallest Versions of the World’s Largest Things—and get your own largest ball starter kit.
Meet more chainsaw-wielding, glow-in-the-dark-scrap-metal-zoo-building, grapefruit-peel-sculpting, papier-mâché-mixing, porcelain-pig-painting grassroots artists than you can shake a stick at!
Get a load of Big Brutus, a sixteen-story coal shovel that has become a popular tourist attraction; and discover the thrill of an indoor hurricane—it’ll blow you away.

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Pam Grout is the author of thirteen books, including Globe Pequot's own Colorado Curiosities and Girlfriend Getaways. She lives with her daughter and together, they have traveled to quirky sites in seven countries and thirty-one states.

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