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Pat Croce is a wealthy man who loves what he calls “The Golden Age of Piracy” — cutlass-swinging buccaneers such as Captain Kidd and Blackbeard.
According to the National Park Service, many visitors to Washington, DC, “simply don’t know what they’re looking at” when they see the monuments on the National Mall. The Park Service wanted to install title signs to help the puzzled tourists (“Lincoln Memorial”) but the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts rejected the idea as unattractive.
After what seemed like far longer than two months, the towering statue of Mago, earth mother goddess, has been taken down in Cottonwood, Arizona.
Professional ghost hunter Vince Wilson has moved into a haunted house in Harper’s Ferry, WV and opened it as an attraction. It’s been known as “The Booth House” for generations, after its most famous resident, John Wilkes Booth, who supposedly spent a couple of nights in it. And it’s definitely haunted, according to Vince. “Green [...]
In the Spring of 2009 the campus of the University of North Carolina in Wilmington became the home of the world’s largest seahawk. Sculpted out of copper by a local artist, it has a wingspan of 20 feet and weighs a ton (A real seahawk has a wingspan of six feet and weighs about four pounds).
Since 1985 a giant Indian — actually just a statue of the upper quarter of a giant Indian — has peeked from under the grandstand at Richmond, Virginia’s, minor league baseball park. It wasn’t a great place to display a 2,400-pound Indian, but it was better than having no Indian at all. Then it was [...]« Previous Entries
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