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Rock City near Minneapolis, Kansas
  • Margaret Evelyn Whittemore
    1897–1983
    born: Topeka, Kansas, United States ; died: Sarasota, Florida, United States
  • Rock City near Minneapolis, Kansas, 1930s
  • Where object was made: Minneapolis, Kansas, United States
  • color linocut
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 9 3/4 x 11 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 247.65 x 279.4 mm
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.0507
Description

Rock City, southwest of Minneapolis, Kansas consists of 50 or more peculiar boulders. Some are almost perfect spheres with diameters exceeding 12 feet. They are Dakota sandstone concretions with sharply marked stratification. These strange formations with dwarf catalpa trees scattered among them cover a field several acres in extent.