Grandpa Eben’s Fence

Though I barely remember it, Grandpa had a many-splendored front yard at his house in Lindsborg. There were many painted concrete animal statues, whirligigs and he also had the wrench fence. I recall they clanged splendidly in the great plains wind (at least to my five year old ear).

When I was scanning this photo this evening I noticed for the first time there are also two of the aforementioned Reuben Strange whirligigs mounted atop the fence.

Eben Johnson’s Fence. Lindsborg, Kansas. c. 1970.

Eben Johnson’s fence as featured on the front page of The McPherson Sentinel, July 27, 1970.

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