Waiting for the Grwost
Sunday, September 27th, 2009
Grand Rapids, Michigan
latitude: N 42° 57' 51.505"
longitude: W 85° 40' 40.346"
Download the Placefinder Card for this marker—it's in triplicate—and then print it out, preferably on card stock (cool color paper welcome!). Just cut the papers into threes (there are printed marks to assist you with this) and distribute the cards to information racks in the area. (And, of course, post some pictures and tag us!)
This excellent example of an Aywatin Bench was collected early on in Park Lee Taf's development of the Museum of the Bench site. Even today, fragments can be seen not far from the original ad hoc visitor's center of the Museum. The history of this place was, of course, intimately related to that the ywreng that roughly approximated the path of the river. A similar place of waiting, with more tragic consequences, can be found about a mile upriver at Forest's Rest.
This marker is featured in our new Kcymaerxthaere Travel iPhone App.
It is on the Grand Rapids Campus of Grand Valley State University (on the right bank -- West side here--of Grand River). It is right in front of John C. Kennedy School of Engineering.
We had a walking tour of the 5 Kcymaerxthaere sites that were a part of Art Prize that year.
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