The welded metal sculptures of Hubble's Rubble (AKA Hubble Rubble People) fill an empty lot along Kansas Highway 99 in Howard, Kansas. The sculptures were created by Jerry Hubbell, a realtor and rancher. Jerry has had no formal are training, but took welding lessons when he bagan farming in 1980, in order to learn how to mend implements for his farm.
I flearned about Hubble Rubble on Episode 301 of Public Television's Rare Visions and Roadside Revelations.
My first visit to Hubble Rubble was in 2006. When I returned in 2009, I saw only a couple of sculptures that looked new from my first visit, but many of the folk art pieces had been freshened up.
Before you leave town, you may wish to grab a bite to eat at Toot's Drive-in, one block north of Hubble Rubble on K-99, or Poplar Pizza, a few blocks west..
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