Kansas Children

Kansas Children (HMVN8)

Location: Topeka, KS 66626 Shawnee County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 2.863', W 95° 40.751'

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In 1988, elementary school children of Kansas submitted to the Kansas Arts Commission drawings they thought would be the best idea for a sculpture to top the Capitol dome. Sunflowers, eagles, meadowlarks, farmers, cottonwood trees, wheat shocks, and Native Americans were represented among other things. Overwhelmingly, the most popular subject was the Native American. Chiefs, braves, and squaws were depicted in various activities. Sculptor Richard Bergen reviewed these children's art works and was convinced by their drawings that he should sumbit a model of a Kansa brave, named "Ad Astra." This model won the nation-wide competition to select a sculpture for the Capitol dome.
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HM NumberHMVN8
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Placed ByRuth Garvey and H. Bernerd Fink
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Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 8:27pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 268143 N 4325488
Decimal Degrees39.04771667, -95.67918333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 2.863', W 95° 40.751'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 2' 51.78" N, 95° 40' 45.06" W
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Area Code(s)785
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 900-998 SW Harrison St, Topeka KS 66626, US
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