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What image of Kansas would you like to see on a national magazine cover?

Asked at Dillons, 1015 West 23rd St. on November 17, 2011

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Photo of Lindsey Wiegele

“The giant sunflower field off of 24-40, between here and Tonganoxie.”

Photo of Mallory Kaufman

“A wheat field.”

Photo of Meredith Burtker

“A Jayhawk.”

Photo of Sharon Shermok

“A field of sunflowers or a field of golden wheat.”

Comments

Liberty275 3 years, 1 month ago

I'd photoshop a picture of weavers with the yelling guy on top into a picture of an unending cornfield. I'd caption it "They aren't listening".

Waddetreestudio 3 years, 1 month ago

" Three b-sided blades of wheat-its representation means Trinity Agricultural Neighbors of 
   Kansas who plowed the blade to Make Kansas the Wheat State.

  Kansas is going thru a rebirth of its wheat state postion that will push kansas thru 
  its economic times..

labmonkey 3 years, 1 month ago

Yet if someone said the same thing of Obama, you would accuse them of racism and would want LJworld to send their IP address to the Secret Service. Suggest Removal.

JustNoticed 3 years, 1 month ago

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RoeDapple 3 years, 1 month ago

Orange barrels. Miles . . and . . miles . . of . . orange . . barrels.

Bill Lee 3 years, 1 month ago

Stone fence post with a vast wheatfield behind it. Another choice would be Norman #1 in Neodesha, the first producing oil well in this part of the country.

gphawk89 3 years, 1 month ago

That was going to be my answer, too. NCK postrocks surrounding an endless wheat field. Maybe throw in a meadowlark sitting on one of the posts.

pace 3 years, 1 month ago

Anything representing the geography, just not a basketball or cheerleader.

otto 3 years, 1 month ago

They knocked down the old church - I would have sold tickets if I owned it.

Deja Coffin 3 years, 1 month ago

Isn't there a graveyard up on the hill that is past the one that's close to the road? I remember my aunt telling me a story about it when I was younger but that could have been just to scare me.

RoeDapple 3 years, 1 month ago

November 17th is "Take a Hike Day". While you're at it, Clamp It!!

labmonkey 3 years, 1 month ago

Bob Dole, Bill Self, and Bill Snyder facing east, flipping the bird to Missouri with both middle fingers.

labmonkey 3 years, 1 month ago

Dole is pretty much liked by about everyone no matter whether they agree with him or not... and he is probably the most famous and most powerful Kansan (born and raised... Ike was not born in Kansas...plus he has the disadvantage of being dead for my senario) in the last 100 years.

Rae Hudspeth 3 years, 1 month ago

The Centennial Theater in Wamego, with the amazing paintings from the World's Fair of 1893. Kansas had so many great theaters and opera houses once.

Kyle Neuer 3 years, 1 month ago

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gphawk89 3 years, 1 month ago

Those who like "Leaving Kansas" signs have probably not had the misfortune of spending years in Missouri. Yuck.

somedude20 3 years, 1 month ago

Find the 8 good looking females from Kansas (not college girls from other states) and put them on it. Or Put old Brownback on it with the headline Kansas: if you liked the 1800's then you'll love Kansas now! Or Make the cover black and write "there ain't nothin to see in Kansas" Sure I am taking the pee here as I would really put Jesus's picture (the white Jesus picture) on the cover with the caption: Kansas, Jesus's birthplace!

rockchalker52 3 years, 1 month ago

Am inspired to search a little more about the art, history & politics of those who've traveled the plains of our great state.

Johnny B. in song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSSn3N...

skip to 2:14 on this one, just for a few secs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8w1Ai...

The stained glass at the Dole Institute makes a nice picture: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kansasexplorer3128/2453648422

have always enjoyed images of Kansas wheat fields: http://www.equippingsaintsnow.net/yahoo_site_admin/assets/images/KANSAS_WHEAT_03.183144227.jpg

Every day is a great day to be a Kansan.

Ronnie24 3 years, 1 month ago

Any wheat or sunflower field. NO jayhawk. It dosent represent all Kansans. It irks me that people in the US think all Kansas people are jayhawks ( horse thiefs).

grammaddy 3 years, 1 month ago

Brownback being carried out of the Governor's mansion in handcuffs.

Outsidelookingin 3 years, 1 month ago

The sign at the state line that says "Welcom to Kansas" reflected from a rear view mirror.

RoeDapple 3 years, 1 month ago

Priapus. First of a long line of goat fornicators. Oh . . my . . GOD!

blindrabbit 3 years, 1 month ago

A Mad Magazine style caricature of our Governor Smilin Sam! Come to think of it maybe the portrait is a good replacement for Alfred E. Neuman on the real Mad.

Aileen Dingus 3 years, 1 month ago

Big Brutus

The World's Largest: Hand Dug Well Ball of Twine Van Gogh Spur Prairie Dog Souvenir Travel Plate Meat Cleaver Russian Egg Wren

Deja Coffin 3 years, 1 month ago

I think there are so many stone bridges, old farm houses, beautiful ponds, flint hills, etc. that would be prefect. One of our favorite things to do as a family when traveling through Kansas is to take in the scenery and find those little off the beaten path spots. Some people may not think Kansas is beautiful but I really do think it has a lot of beautiful sites to offer. One of my favorite spots is a green bridge right outside of Eudora that has the sweetest little creek running under it. For me, it's the simple things.

blindrabbit 3 years, 1 month ago

Dazie: Curious about your reference to "wren", what did you have in mind?

blindrabbit 3 years, 1 month ago

Done some volunteer work a Z-Bar now Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve near Strong City! I suggest a picture of the magnificent old stone ranch house on the property, it's a great setting and a good historical reference.

George_Braziller 3 years, 1 month ago

The Smokey Hill River valley. It's really beautiful and contradicts the misperception that Kansas is flat.

blindrabbit 3 years, 1 month ago

George_: Another misperception of Kansas, drive US160 from Medicine Lodge to Coldwater in Barber and Comanche Counties in the Gypsum Hills. Great scenery, kinda like Colorado or New Mexico, red soil, white limestone mesas topped with cedar trees and great wildflowers.

George_Braziller 3 years, 1 month ago

Never been to that part of the state but I think a trip is now in order.

Getaroom 3 years ago

Imagine, on the cover of the Christian Science Monitor, a narrow winding dirt road and in the distance a huge lighted sign that reads: "Welcome to Camp Survival of the Fittest" and within that frame Brownbackward, the Koch brothers and Kobach surrounded by electrified bars and fencing, standing in the middle of a feed lot, neck deep in future fertilizer, holding high King James versions of the Bible and a neon sign on the fence that reads, "Praise the Lord, finally, the punishment fits the crime and all is well on the Earth as it is in Heaven".
That I would be something worth being thankful for this coming Commercial Thanksgiving Holiday. A real Kodak Hallmark moment. Where is Norman Rockwell when you need him?

Christine Anderson 3 years ago

A photoshopped image of Brownback's head on the body of a jackass! Oh wait-it wouldn't need to be photoshopped.

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