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September 20, 2019
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
City Park
Corner of 11th & Poyntz
Manhattan, KS 66502
JK Plaza
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Johnny Kaw Plaza Dedication

Friday, September 20, 2019

When you’ve got a 25-foot statue dedicated in City Park, you’re a pretty big deal. Such is the tribute to a Midwest legend of these parts, mighty Johnny Kaw. Some say he’s myth; whole lotta tantalizing tales about this formidable farmer, though. His deeds (Kaw spread sunflowers statewide) have grown substantially since early Kansas settlers, the legend passed down among the Kanza Indian tribe, Goodnows and original Manhattan pioneers and through to Flint Hills ranchers.
Johnny Kaw's next celebration will surround unveiling the plaza expansion and statue refurbishment on September 20, 2019.
Join us for this community celebration with ribbon cutting, entertainment, look-a like contest, fun run and sweet treats!