Grassroots Art Center

World's Largest Souvenir Travel Plate by Erika Nelson

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Lots of prep work was involved, including community brainstorming sessions, engineering troubleshooting, surface preparation, site preparation, and design development and finalization.

Hats off to the organizational skills of Steve Schultz and the hard work of City of Lucas crew, who hauled the 14-foot decommissioned satellite dish from Wilson Telephone Company to its new home along K-18 highway.

Thanks also goes to J. Jean and Mildred Mettlen for sharing part of their milo field for the sculpture.

The plate is painted with vignettes of Lucas history, industry, and attractions.

The bottom rim border denotes some of the Smoky River basin petroglyphs, while the upper border contains local history with the Fred Dininny story and the center border is, what else, rings of the world famous Brant's bologna.