Kansas Curiosities : Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff
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.
- Paperback | 256 pages
- 149.86 x 226.06 x 20.32mm | 317.51g
- 15 Jun 2010
- ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
- Globe Pequot Press
- Old Saybrook, United States
- 3rd Revised edition
Back cover copy
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.
About Pam Grout
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.