Lyon County Fairground Association Industrial Road & West Highway 50 Emporia Kansas 66801
1992. Installed 1993
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Kansas survey, 1994.
Image on file.
(On one monolith, incised letters:) ALAHE (On other monolith, incised letters:) PLUMB (On other monolith, incised letters:) LYON (On other monolith, raised letters:) WAW unsigned
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Eight upright monoliths carved in relief with images of prominent Kansans and images related to the history of Kansas. Included are images of a Native American; a bust portrait of Senator Preston Plumb, a bust portrait of Civil War General Nathaniel Lyon (dressed in uniform); a bust of William Allen White (wearing a fedora hat, jacket, shirt and tie); a scene with railroad tracks leading to a Greek cross, a dollar sign and hammer. Also depicted is a landscape with turkey, stream and fish, lightning bolt, rain and rainbow; a scene with a church, wheat stalks, wagon wheel, cowboy hat and long-handled shovel; and a figure with two outstretched arms and the impressions of a head and neck, and other geometric carvings. The monoliths are arranged roughly in a circle, with six forming the outer perimeter and two in the inside. They are placed on an elliptical-shaped earth embankment.