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Pioneers in Kansas by J. Ward Lockwood

"Pioneers in Kansas," mural by J. Ward Lockwood, a Kansas native, hangs in the U.S. Federal Building in Wichita, Kansas. A

 stagecoach laden with mail and passengers marks the center of the canvas; a Pony Express rider and a Native American exchange

  fire on the left side  of the canvas; a vulture flies above the rider, symbolizing imminent danger and death. A pioneer couple stands

 on the right side of the  canvas; a black steam engine emerges behind  the couple, symbolizing continued western expansion.

 

 

 

 

You can never really escape. It goes with you, wherever you go. Somehow, the prairie dust gets in your blood, and it flows through your veins until it becomes a part of you. The vast stretches of empty fields, the flat horizons of treeless plains. The simplicity of the people—good, earnest people. The way they talk and the way they live. The lack of occurrence, lack of attention, lack of everything. All that—it’s etched into your soul and it colors the way you see everything and it becomes a part of you.


P.S. Baber, Cassie Draws the Universe

 

 

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