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The Flint Hills of Kansas
By Jim Hoy: A few years ago in June I was driving by the site of this year's Symphony in the Flint Hills with a visitor from Australia. My friend's son operates seven cattle stations in the Kimberley, a cattle-raising region at the northern end of the state of Western Australia. The acreage on these seven stations totals 3,000,000 acres, on which he runs 60,000 brahma cows. As we drove, Pete suddenly asked me to stop; he wanted to take a photograph of the pasture we were passing: "I can just show a picture of this grass to our cows and they'll get fat!"
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2016 Weekend Guide
For more information about the 2016 site and activities that took place on June 11, check out the 2016 Signature Event Guide.