A few days ago, I reported on a man who built a nearly exact replica of the set from MASH in his own backyard, but to my dismay, I couldn't determine his location except to say that he lived in Orlando, Florida. Well, today I know where he lives!
Admittedly, I hadn't done all that much research — hey, it's Christmas week, after all — but thankfully, Laura Leu from Asylum stepped up and tracked him down for me. The creator's name is David Dilday and he has proclaimed himself the world's biggest MASH fan. Together with his best friend since childhood, Brandon Crisp, he built the compound in just 1,000 square feet of lawn.
In fact, it's the second such replica the pair have erected. A much younger Dilday and Crisp, together with a few other friends, built a scale version of the Swamp back in 1983, which they used to re-enact a home-movie version of MASH's final episode. Twenty years later, they decided to build another version in Dilday's backyard, only much more accurate.
Unfortunately, I'll never get the chance to visit the set in situ. Dilday recently sold the entire recreation to a couple in Missouri. Luckily, though, said couple have donated it to the Kansas National Guard Museum in Topeka, where it is currently being set up for the viewing public.