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By Brandon Cline
Managing Editor 

Sculpture of American flag constructed near fairgrounds

County commissioner John Marshall and his wife, Jan, began the project over a year ago


Last updated 6/12/2019 at 3:17pm

Journal photo by Brandon Cline

Adams County Commissioner John Marshall and his wife, Jan, recently completed a metallic sculpture of the American flag (above) near the fairgrounds on 1st Avenue. The Marshalls came up with the idea over a year ago.

If you've driven out to the Wheat Land Communities' Fairgrounds any time in the past couple of weeks, you undoubtedly noticed the newest addition to the Ritzville community art scene: an enormous metal sculpture of the American flag, with license plates of each of the 50 states replacing the stars.

The sculpture is the work of Adams County commissioner John Marshall and his wife, Jan. John said that what first got them interested in doing something like this was when he thought that the large wall behind the sculpture needed to have a mural painted on it. What got the Marshalls interested s...

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