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Lucas, Kansas

Florence Deeble was a child watching with curiosity, when S.P. Dinsmoor was
constructing his Garden of Eden in Lucas. When she retired after a career as a high school English and history teacher, she began constructing her own grassroots environment of colored concrete scenes around her home.

First prompted by her mother's insistence that she fill in a fish pond in the garden to prevent anyone drowning in it, Miss Deeble began to create concrete "postcards" of holiday sites she had enjoyed.

Even after she was no longer able to do the cement work herself, she devoted herself to celebrating the early history of Lucas, balancing her earlier model of Mt. Rushmore with a work honoring four Lucas notables.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Art Center Building

The Grassroots Art Center has been open since 1995 and occupies three turn-of-the century native limestone buildings on the Main Street of Lucas. The main building was a bank until the bank holiday in 1933; it did not re-open as a bank but became the town's post office;

Lucas, KS Historic Buildings

Garden of Eden

Being in a small prairie town in central Kansas, on a quiet residential street, a concrete Adam and Eve greet you;

Lucas, KS One Of A Kinds

Garden of Isis Starclock

"Grassroots art" is a term describing art made by people with no formal artistic training . . . (usually of retirement age)using ordinary materials in an extraordinary way . . .

Lucas, KS Arts

Florence Deeble's Rock Garden

Florence Deeble was a child watching with curiosity, when S.P. Dinsmoor was constructing his Garden of Eden in Lucas. When she retired after a career as a high school English and history teacher, she began constructing her own grassroots environment of colored concrete scenes around her home.

Lucas, KS Arts

Post Rock Scenic Byway

The Post Rock Scenic Byway is, without a doubt, one of the prettiest drives in the State. It runs the 16-mile stretch along highway 232 from I-70 to K-18

Lucas, KS Scenic Drives

Things to do near Lucas, KS

Webster Lake & State Park

7 miles west of Stockton on Highway 24 or 10 miles north of Zurich on Highway 258 from K-18. The 3,780 acre lake has campgro...