Kansas Statues

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Teacher [gone]
McPherson, KS
Street Singer
Hays, KS
This wood-carved Teacher statue was created by Gino Salerno in 1994. The statue was named "Miss Wickersham" after the Wickersham Elementary School which was located nearby. In 2014, the head was founded to be damaged and removed. In 2018, the entire statue was gone. I don't know if there are plans to reinstall it.

The Street Singer statue was created by Pete Felten in 1981. For more, see this website. [map]

Johnny Kaw
Manhattan, KS
Johnny Kaw is a mythical Kansas settler. This 30-foot-tall statue was built in 1966. It is made of concrete over a steel frame. Johnny Kaw holds a scythe for harvesting wheat. For more, see this website. [map]

former Happy Chef
McPherson, KS
This former Happy Chef was turned into a chimney sweep for a chimney sweeping business. These spoon-wielding chef statues were once plentiful in the Midwest but there are very few left now. For more about Happy Chefs, see this page. For more, see this website. [map]

More Kansas Statues:
Mexican (Coolidge) [gone]
Miner (Galena)
Big John (Hutchinson) [photo thanks Greg Holmes]

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