Goodland in Sherman County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
The Big Easel
Welcome to Our Community!
Greetings from the Goodland Rotary Club
Since 2005 the Goodland Rotary Club, a humanitarian service organization, has partnered with the City of Goodland to promote and maintain the Big Easel. Rotarians laid 9,100 bricks for the walkways and installed benches and a spotlight. In 2012, the Big Easel was repainted, repaired, and relaunched. In 2013, an electronic kiosk was installed to orient visitors to Goodland and the Big Easel.
The Big Easel is one of many community treasures in Goodland. Take the opportunity to explore Kansas life at its height; stroll our Main Street, relax in our parks and take in our local culture.
Discover our town through the Big Easel Kiosk!
Erected 2013 by Goodland Rotary Club.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsParks & Recreational Areas. In addition, it is included in the Rotary International series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 2001.
Location. 39° 20.241′ N, 101° 42.288′ W. Marker is in Goodland, Kansas, in Sherman County. Marker can be reached from Business U.S. 24 just east of Cherry Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Marker and "World's Largest Easel" are located in the Goodland Rotary Park at the northeast corner of the intersection. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Goodland KS 67735, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. (Indian Skirmish) (approx. 15.2 miles away); The Kidder Massacre (approx. 15.2 miles away).
Also see . . . World's Largest Easel. Kansas is the "Sunflower State," and Goodland is at the center of the local sunflower industry, so it makes sense. It made enough sense to the trade group, Sunflowers USA, that when Canadian artist Cameron Cross pitched them the idea in 2000, they raised the $150K necessary to build the thing. The easel was dedicated in August 2001, during Goodland's Sunflower Festival. The painting is 768 square feet. The easel is built of steel, weighing 45,000 pounds. The supports are sunk 35 feet (Submitted on September 20, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 18, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 290 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 20, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.