Kansas Statues

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Street Singer
Hays, KS
Buffalo Bill Cody
Hays, KS
Peace Treaty Memorial
Medicine Lodge, KS
The Street Singer statue was created by Pete Felten in 1981. For more, see this website. [map]

The statue of Buffalo Bill Cody was also created by Pete Felten and installed in 1961 in from of the Hays Public Library. There are many other Felton statues around town. [map]

Peace Treaty Memorial commemorates the signing of the treaty in 1867 between the U.S Government and the five Southern Plains tribes. The statue was installed in 1927. It stands in front of the Unified School District building. A parade is held downtown each year to celebrate the treaty. [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]

Buffalo Bill Cody
Oakley, KS
This bronze sculpture of Buffalo Bill Cody was created by Charlie & Pat Norton and installed at the Buffalo Bill Cultural Center in 2004. The sculpture is known as "Birthplace of the Legend." For more, see this website. [map]

Big John
Hutchinson, KS
This top part of a Big John statue was produced by Mark Cline for the Hutch Vintage Market in 2022. He created it from an original fiberglass mold which was abandoned in the 1980s in Tennessee. This statue has been named "Big Lonnie." For more Big John statues, see this page. [map]

Salina, KS
This bronze Fireman sculpture was created by Benjamin Victor and installed in 2018 next to the Salina Fire Department. [map]

More Kansas:
Mexican (Coolidge) [gone]
Miner (Galena) [gone]
Lawman (Hays)
Wild Bill Hickock (Hays)

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