Kiosk for Western Vistas Historic Byway

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Scott City artist Jerry Thomas, employees with Bridges Inc., Newton, and KDOT Area Engineer Mathew Withington, Oakley, inspect native limestone which will be used along the Western Vistas Historic Byway kiosk.

A project to build an informational kiosk for the Western Vistas Historic Byway, located in western Kansas, is  underway.

The location of the kiosk is approximately 27 miles south of Oakley along the west side of U.S. 83 Highway.

Scott City artist Jerry Thomas will bring to life the rich history and beautiful scenery associated with the Western Vistas Historic Byway, which runs from Scott City north to Oakley on U.S. 83, and then west to Sharon Springs on U.S. 40 Highway.

westner-vistas-historic-byway1The byway features seven National Historic sites and six museums that explore the various cultures and events that played a role in America’s western expansion. It also highlights Scott State Park.

The artwork will be depicted on six interpretive panels.

Total cost of the project, expected to be complete by mid-November, is $109,754.

Land for the kiosk has been donated by the family of Gerald Bean.  Native limestone from the Bean’s property of Gerald will be implemented into a seating area near the kiosk project.