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Lindsborg in McPherson County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Home and Studio of Anton Pearson

Swedish-American Wood-carver and Artist

 

—Born: Lund, Sweden 1892 - Died: Lindborg, Kansas 1967 —

 
Home and Studio of Anton Pearson Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 11, 2016
1. Home and Studio of Anton Pearson Marker
Inscription.

Anton Pearson was an immigrant from Lund, Skåne, in southern Sweden. He is best known for his woodcarvings of local Lindsborg and Smoky Valley characters depicted in everyday situations. Anton opened his studio in 1929. Today it continues to be a productive studio and gallery with his son-in-law and grandson carrying on the woodcarving tradition. Many carvings, both old and new, are on display. Visitors are welcome to the studio on the alley. The home on Main Street is a private residence.
 
Erected by Paul ("Corky") and Deloris Malm.
 
Location. 38° 34.088′ N, 97° 40.527′ W. Marker is in Lindsborg, Kansas, in McPherson County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (State Highway 4) and Lindsborg Street, on the left when traveling south on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Along the Valkommen Trail, Lindsborg KS 67456, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Swedish Pavilion (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Steve W. Train (about 600 feet away); Sweadal 1869 (about 600 feet away); Otto Johnson (about 800 feet away);

Home and Studio of Anton Pearson Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 11, 2016
2. Home and Studio of Anton Pearson Marker
Looking NE along the Valkommen Trail
The Teichgraeber-Runbeck House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Smoky Valley Roller Mills (approx. 0.2 miles away); Runbeck Mill (approx. 0.2 miles away); "Methodist Mare" (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lindsborg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Anton Pearson: Three Generations of Woodcarvers. (Submitted on June 24, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Folklife Institute of Central Kansas. (Submitted on June 24, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicMan-Made Features
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 24, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 24, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 112 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 24, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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