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Octave Chanute

March 19th, 2010 at 7:48 pm

A tribute to Octave ChanuteĀ  – in downtown Chanute, Kansas.

It’s a charming art installation.

Mr. Chanute designed several railroad lines in this region of Kansas and so a town was named after him.

These sculptures, both on the ground and in the air are kinetic sculptures – moved by the Kansas wind.


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  1. March 20th, 2010 at 08:19 | #1

    That was interesting. Thanks for posting the signs. This is part of the whole flying history and should have been taught in schools all these years. I never heard of this man before, or if I did, I’ve forgotten, so it wasn’t emphasized at all.

  2. March 20th, 2010 at 08:59 | #2

    Gotta go see that art installation! Good stuff, very informative, too.