Stone Head: The Making and Unmaking of a Local Landmark

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2017

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Brown County Art Gallery

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A research-based article for general audiences about the making, history, destruction, and commemoration of a local landmark known as Stone Head. The article explores the life and work of its carver, Henry Cross, as well as the history of the marker to to the present. Efforts to remember and acknowledge the marker after its destruction by vandals is described, including the creation of a new work by stone carver Casey Winningham.

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Indiana, Sculpture, Brown County, Indiana, Vandalism, Commemoration, Local History, Casey Winningham, Henry Cross, Folklife, Material Culture, Traditional Arts Indiana, Brown County Art Gallery

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Jon Kay (2017) "Stone Head: The Making and Unmaking of a Local Landmark." In Spirit of Stonehead: Our Brown County Icons. Pp. 4-7. Nashville, IN: Brown County Art Gallery.

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Book chapter