Ray O. Smith
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Ray O. Smith
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Ray O. Smith (deceased) lived on the Circle 3 ranch, Longford, KS. He built a retaining wall of native Dakota sandstone unearthed from his own land. He visualized castles, sailboats and more in the natural stone formations. In his yard, he cast a giant U.S./Canadian map of colored concrete, and embedded rocks collected from his travels in each state or providence.

Ray dreamed a 61 ton concrete and stone buffalo on the highest point of his ranch, so he and his brother built it. Smith raised exotic animals such as lions, bears, camels and was a buffalo herdsman on his ranch.

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