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Albert DeBrabander
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'Bert' DeBrabander worked for 35 years pouring concrete as a basement contractor in the Kansas City area. In retirement he found himself, "needing something to do in the winter time." It most certainly was not sculpting in concrete so he picked up a welding torch and began looking for interesting pieces of old implement scrap metal. Metal figures and assorted items started being planted on his rural acreage.

While hunting near Russell, KS, 'Bert' decided to purchase the old Boot Hill Cafe 15' fiberglass cowboy boot and the postrock limestone signage. This boot has become the identifying trademark of this metal Cowboy and Indian themed environment. One day he put a couple of cowboy boots stuffed with artificial flowers on his property fence line and soon neighbors and just random people driving by began to leave their boots for his artistic endeavor.

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