Concretealo, Circle 3 RanchRay Otis Smith (1920-1999)




Chapman, Kansas, 67458, United States

About the Artist/Site

Born August 11,1920 in Vinecreek, KS, 2 miles from current home. Parents were Penn Dutch farmers. Started building retaining wall for house in 1966-67 with native rock, ”melted sand” rock of unique shapes (a la John Mason), put together beautifully. Stone patio in shape of map of US. Started map approximately 1971-72 with rocks collected over the US when he delivered campers. Visitors came as a result of word of mouth. Also built large concrete buffalo sculpture overlooking hill. Raised cattle and buffalo. Lived a few miles West of Longford, KS.

~SPACES Archives


concrete, rock, stone

SPACES Archives Holdings

1 folder: clippings, images

Map & Site Information

Chapman, Kansas, 67458 us
Latitude/Longitude: 38.9722212 / -97.0225139

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