Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Tag - Brown Grand Theatre Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:19:45 GMT See the Big Picture: Concordia's Brick Whole Wall Mural http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/20/See-the-Big-Picture-Concordia-s-Brick-Whole-Wall-Mural/2885/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Concordia.jpeg'/><br/> The faces of three young boys from an orphan train peer out, their forlorn looks forever sculpted in brick on a busy street corner in Concordia. Having three sons, I quickly spotted the boys among the two dozen or so realistic scenes depicting the story of Cloud County on the three-dimensional Whole Wall Mural. Measuring 140 feet, this amazing piece of art is currently the longest sculpted brick mural in the country&mdash;and possibly the world!Standing before the mural, I began playing a game of &ldquo;I Spy,&rdquo; finding pioneers planting seeds, coal miners and brick layers at work, a 1928 biplane, a wooded windmill, grain elevators, a John Deere &ldquo;A&rdquo; tractor, a schoolhouse, a church, a train, and an iron truss bridge over the Republican River I remember crossing as a kid when my family drove from our farm near Cuba to shop in Concordia. Tue, 20 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/20/See-the-Big-Picture-Concordia-s-Brick-Whole-Wall-Mural/2885/ Community Spotlight: Concordia http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/7/Community-Spotlight-Concordia/94/ &nbsp; Once a month we’ll highlight the well-known sights and charming secrets of a Kansas town. Here, you’ll find details about a quaint rural community in the north central part of the state.Established in 1872, Concordia is home to the Whole Wall Mural, America’s longest sculpted brick mural. The 140-foot carved-brick wall showcases the history, people and places of the Cloud County area. Scenes include the Minersville camp where coal miners lived in the late 1800s, a biplane owned by aviator Charlie Blosser and the Republican River bridge constructed in 1893. Mon, 07 Feb 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/7/Community-Spotlight-Concordia/94/