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Old Covered Bridge, Springdale, Leavenworth County, Kansas
  • Margaret Evelyn Whittemore
    1897–1983
    born: Topeka, Kansas, United States ; died: Sarasota, Florida, United States
  • Old Covered Bridge, Springdale, Leavenworth County, Kansas, 1930s
  • Where object was made: Springdale, Kansas, United States
  • color linocut
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 9 1/2 x 11 1/2 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 241.3 x 292.1 mm
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.0520
Description

Covered bridge over small river with stone foundation. Leafless trees and large white clouds in background.


Two covered bridges remain in Kansas, both in Leavenworth County spanning Stranger Creek. The one pictured here is near Springdale and the other at Jarbalo. Both are remote from the much-traveled highways. The timbers are hand-hewn from trees nearby an dlaid upon stone abutements.