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Kansas Folk-Art Installation Grows

Associated Press - August 18, 2013 2:38 pm

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A couple’s spat with bureaucracy has led to the creation of a folk-art installation that draws about 2,000 visitors each year to their Topeka-area farm.

It started when officials told Ron and Linda Lessman the rusty trucks on their property were a hazard because they live in a flood plain. But instead of moving them, Ron Lessman sank the trucks in concrete and dubbed them Truckhenge.

When there were complaints about some nonfunctioning boats on his property, along came Boathenge.

Other projects have followed. The latest is a line of fencing festooned with fake Christmas tree branches. It’s titled the “Wall of Lame” and dedicated to arts organizations in Topeka that have so far declined his invitations to view his art.

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Associated Press information from: The Kansas City Star

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