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[St. Louis Wind Harp]


The St. Louis Wind Harp

The Great Puget Sound Wind Harp was featured in an issue of American Airline's in-flight magazine, where it caught the eye of the director of the St. Louis Science Center in Washington Park.

The Science Center was planning an outdoor science park where kids could discover scientific principles while having a really good time.

Ron was invited to St. Louis for an international conference on science park design, and commissioned to design a harp for the science park.

This harp, which would be 13 feet high, would be fabricated in aluminum, so Ron drew up the plans, with some input from wind harp engineer Ed Hagemann.

The work was done by Midwest Metal Fabricators in New Haven, Missouri, a small town in the Ozark foothills.

In 1991, the St. Louis Science Center moved to a new location and sold off the outdoor discovery park displays. A musical group bought the wind harp for Blind Boone Park in Warrensburg, Missouri, just southeast of Kansas City.

Blind Boone was a noted blind African-American musician and entertainer in the 1800s. The park features a sensory walk for blind people including fragrant plants, the wind harp and a waterfall.
http://www.blindboonepark.org





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