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Blue Rapids Wants to Return to the Ice Age

Blue Rapids is working hard to return to the ice age. Blue Rapids is creating a monument to the ice age, under the guidance of former resident George Callison, a zoologist who helped to design, Dinosaurs Alive and In Color exhibition for the Smithsonian, which attracted more visitors than any other exhibit. Callison was contact by Pat Osborne, who is a member of the Blue Rapids Historical Society. She contacted Callison to ask for his help identifying the Eight Wonders of Kansas Geography. Callison suggested focusing on the giant glaciers that may have framed the area’s landscape more than 1.5 billion years ago.

Since that initial series of discussions Blue Rapids has moved forward with plans and fundraising for a new monument celebrating the ice age glaciers. The monument has been designed by Callison and will cost approximately 40 thousand dollars. 10 thousand dollars has been donated by a former Blue Rapids resident. Blue rapids museum is also undergoing a 20 thousand dollar remodeling project.

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