In February, Stephen Jones, an amazing artist, passed away. Graciously, he loaned the park two magnificent sculptures, the bust of Black Kettle and a maquette, or scale model statue of Black Kettle. Jones had a dream to create a life size bronze version of his maquette and donate it to the park. He believed the statue would indicate the honor that should be bestowed upon such a great leader. This would not be unlike the Lincoln Memorial or the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, where larger than life, or colossal statues, of these great men reside. Stephen Jones will be missed. In…

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