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Sunday, January 16, 2011

7. Exploring Lucas

Our official final distination of the day, Saturday, January 15th, was Lucas, Kansas--the Grassroots Art Capital of Kansas.  The art work started with the welcome to Lucas sign and World's Largest Souvineer Plate.  There was interesting art work as we traveled around town with statues, forks, murals, and other "art" everywhere.  You cannot visit Lucas without some understanding of the importance of grassroots art to this community.

One of the most interesting stops along the way was Brant's Meat Market.  It has been in the Brant family since 1922.  It was interesting to talk with Mr. Brant about the history of the meat market and the town.  Plus, we were offered amazing samples of two kinds of homemade bologna, colby cheese, and homemade beef jerky.  I am not a bologna fan, however, even I thought it was amazing. 

The van containing The World's Largest Collection of the World's Smallest Version of the World's Largest Things was parked at its home during our trip.  We did not get out and trudge through the snow packed yard to find it, but we did drive by and look at the van and what little we could see while driving by.  What a funny concept.

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