Grasses / Voices

Grasses / Voices (HM1MP2)

Location: Orient, IA 50858 Adair County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 13.81', W 94° 21.959'

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Artist - Susan Gardels

"A grass plant is small and humble, lost in the multitude, and unnoticed. Hardly one person in a hundred thousand realizes what is going on in the growth of grass. But for the protection of the soil, grass is just as important as trees - and for building up deep soil rich in humus, holding water like a sponge, it is much more important."
Henry A. Wallace - 1940 NBC Radio Broadcast
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[One Wallace quote on the sculpture reads]
"I have always had a great affection for grass. It seems to stand for quietness and strength. A countryside shorn and stripped of this thick green grass is weakened just as Samson was."
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This artwork is funded, in part, by a grant from the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, Iowa Community Cultural Grants Program. Special Appreciation is also extended to volunteers Verle Armstrong and Willard Olesen, and to Adair County Farm Bureau, and Farmers Electric Cooperative.
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HM NumberHM1MP2
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Date Added Sunday, August 9th, 2015 at 10:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 385517 N 4565207
Decimal Degrees41.23016667, -94.36598333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 13.81', W 94° 21.959'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 13' 48.6" N, 94° 21' 57.54" W
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Area Code(s)641
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2701-2769 290th St, Orient IA 50858, US
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