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Berry Creek Bridge
  • Margaret Evelyn Whittemore
    1897–1983
    born: Topeka, Kansas, United States ; died: Sarasota, Florida, United States
  • Berry Creek Bridge, 1930s
  • Where object was made: Kansas, United States
  • color linocut
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 8 x 10 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 203.2 x 254 mm
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.0509.b
Description
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Brown bridge with three arches spanning a river. Sky and water are both same blue color. Dark leafless trees and foliage line the bank in the foreground.

Spanning the Wakarusa River near Berryton is tihs triple-arched stone bridge, build in 1878 on the township line betwen Williamstown and Monmouth Townships. It is on the state road leading from Topeka to Quenemo and was one of the first bridges of this permanent type of architecture to be erected in Kansas.