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Generating Progress: The Story of Goodland Power

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This year marks the 75th Anniversary of the Goodland Municipal Power Plant. Those 75 years of generation are quite a milestone for our community and for the professionals that have kept it in working order. The story of Goodland power production is particularly interesting given our reliance on ele

The Road to Success

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The Rock Island Railroad had a key role in developing the city of Goodland.  It supplied jobs that brought people here and boosted the local economy.  The citizens of Goodland waited for a long time to see the railroad come into existence, and they took great pride in it once it did. The first

“How Big Was the Artist?”: Taking a Look at the Big Easel Project

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On the Rotary Visitor guestbook at the Big Easel there are plenty of great questions and appreciative comments. Of the many great questions, "How big was the artist/paint brush?", is one of our favorites. Cameron Cross, the artist behind the Big Easel Project, is 5'10". Pretty normal sized guy.

Repaint, Repair, Relaunch!

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Repair! Repaint! Relaunch! Cameron Cross returns this summer to celebrate and reinvigorate the Big Easel painting in Goodland. The Big Easel has stood in Goodland celebrating art and sunflower agriculture for 11 years. Installed on June 19, 2001, the painting by artist Cameron Cross is a reproduc

Art in a Big Way: Goodland’s Big Easel

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In the spring of 2001, the "World's Largest Painting on an Easel" was erected in Pioneer Park, in Goodland, Kansas along Business Highway 24. The 24 by 32 foot painting is a reproduction of Vincent Van Gogh’s Three Sunflowers in a Vase, the first in a series of seven sunflower paintings painted