Kansas Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff

Kansas Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff

Paperback Kansas Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff

By (author) Pam Grout

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  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 226mm x 20mm | 318g
  • Publication date: 15 June 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Old Saybrook
  • ISBN 10: 0762758635
  • ISBN 13: 9780762758630
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, maps

Product description

The definitive collection of Kansas's odd, wacky, and most offbeat people, places, and things, for Kansas residents and anyone else who enjoys local humor and trivia with a twist.

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Author information

Pam Grout is the author of thirteen books, including Globe Pequot's own Colorado Curiosities and Girlfriend Getaways. She lives with her daughter, Tasman, in Lawrence, Kansas. Together, they have traveled to quirky sites in seven countries and thirty-one states.

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Your round-trip ticket to the wildest, wackiest, most outrageous people, places, and thingsthe Sunflower State has to offer! Whether you're a born-and-raised Kansan, a recent transplant, or just passing through, Kansas Curiosities will have you laughing out loud as Pam Grout takes you on a rollicking tour of the strangest sides of the Sunflower State. Visit the Museum of the World's Largest Collection of the World's Smallest Versions of the World's Largest Things and get your own largest ball starter kit.Meet more chainsaw-wielding, glow-in-the-dark-scrap-metal-zoo-building, grapefruit-peel-sculpting, papier-mache-mixing, porcelain-pig-painting grassroots artists than you can shake a stick at!Get a load of Big Brutus, a sixteen-story coal shovel that has become a popular tourist attraction; and discover the thrill of an indoor hurricane it'll blow you away."