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University of Kansas museum marks panorama's anniversary


LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas Natural History Museum is celebrating the 125th anniversary of a panorama with special exhibits and programs.

The wildlife panorama includes a painted backdrop and 121 taxidermy animals native to North America, the Lawrence Journal-World reported. Louis Lindsay Dyche unveiled the exhibit in 1893 at the Chicago World's Fair, and the attraction saw about 20,000 visitors daily near the end of the event.

The diorama gave visitors an immersive experience of America's wilderness and highlighted the importance of preservation and stewardship, said L...

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