'8 Wonders of Kansas' nominations open; historical stuff OK





WICHITA, Kansas -- Forget the Pyramids of Egypt and the seven wonders of the ancient world.

Let's talk about the eight wonders of Kansas.

A non-profit group called the Kansas Sampler Foundation is asking the public to submit nominations using eight elements of rural culture: architecture, art, commerce, cuisine, customs, geography, history and people.

State officials hope the effort will boost tourism and draw attention to quirky attractions, such as Big Brutus in Cherokee County, a 16-story high coal-mining shovel; the giant ball of twine in Cawker City, or the Garden of Eden in Lucas, a folk art site that includes Biblical figures.


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