Because 2015 is Rocky's centennial year, the park is hosting residents who symbolize the past, present and future of art in the park. Cue Cory Hills, a percussive storyteller who became a household name at Rocky after his residency in 2008 and the first artist to be selected for a second time, representing the past.
At the beginning of Cory's second week here I was able to snag a few hours of his time and make my way out to the historic William Allen White cabin, which is not open to the public and has a bathtub instead of a shower (awesome!). White was a famous American editor and author, known for his journalistic influence at the Emporia Gazette, a Kansas newspaper still in print today. His summer retreat was restored and has been home to Rocky's artists in the residence program since 1984.