Longtime Mullinville folk artist M.T. Liggett passes away

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MULLINVILLE, Kan. (KWCH)- A Mullinville, Kan. icon known for his creative folk art displayed along U.S. 54 in Kiowa Count, has died.

M.T. Liggett died Thursday. He was 86-years-old.

His welded metal art was known for often being critical of politicians at every level of government, from the local to federal level.

Liggett's work garnered him attention across the United States and beyond. He's been featured in documentaries in the U.S., as well as in Finland, France, China, Japan and Canada.

In 2013, the History Channel spent time in Mullinville, visiting Liggett and his life's work for the show, "American Pickers."

A trust has been formed to preserve Liggett's artwork.