Strother Martin Monument

“We’ll get there fast and then we’ll take it slow,” is all some might know about the magical land of Kokomo.  But, in other circles, Kokomo is a town in Indiana named after the last of the Fighting Miami, “Chief Kokomo.”  I speak of this town neither because of its Indian Chief of note, nor because of the 1,500-year-old Sycamore stump on display at its visitor’s center.  Rather, I speak of this town because Kent Twitchell painted a monument for one of Kokomo’s natives, Strother Martin.  And while “What we’ve got here is…failure to communicate,” might be all we know about Srother Martin, he’s remembered nonetheless.

Just South of Fountain on Kingsley. Kent Twitchell. 1971.


Posted on October 10, 2011, in Hollywood and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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