Wednesday, July 18, 2007

City cow

If you could see this complete scene - you'd see a life size cow standing beside this calf. It's fun for kids to climb on (if it's not too hot) and sit on. As you can imagine if the weather is hot, so are the statues. A bit of history: In the late 1800's, Texas cattlemen drove their Longhorn steer up the Chisholm Trail to Abilene. There was a settlement around a trading post, alongside the Arkansas river, that provided a stop on the way. That settlement grew to become Wichita, Kansas. A cow town.

11 comments:

dot said...

Interesting how Wichita came to be. I bet the kids have a ball climbing on those statues.

bluechic said...

These are so fun and whimsical! it makes the place look so welcoming and friendly--i bet the kids just love these!

talj said...

What a great image and I can imagine how hot these statues would get!! :o)

Moi said...

Interesting!!!! and i will love to sit on the cow myself .....guess, the child in moi will love the statues for the fun opportunities it has to offer while the adult appreciates the beautification of the town!

lila said...

That could really be a hot seat in the summertime! Lots of rain here, nothing staying too hot for very long, but we won't discuss the humidity!
I'm proud of Wichita for featuring the sculptures!

Annie said...

Cows and calves are in my history, just like flowers. You asked about my green thumb and where it came from so I have to ask, did you get one too?

david santos said...

Very, very nice, tahnk you

Tara said...

I am enjoying your photos of the statues in Wichita. They are so unique and detailed! Thanks for the salvias weblink!!

Steve Buser said...

Wendy, I didn't know the story of how Witchita came to be. We left there in 1962 -- my father worked for Boeing. That's how we ended up down here in New Olreans.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

--steve buser
New Orleans Daily Photo

Kekiinani said...

Hi Wendy, Thanks for the comments on my blog. I think it is so interesting that your town has sooo many of these cool statues.. This one is very cute!! :) :) Aloha, Renee :)

photowannabe said...

Cute sculpture. Like babies of all kinds this one is curious too.
Thanks for the information and the whole tour.