For a hundred years a statue of Chief Bemidji has stood in his namesake city of Bemidji, Minnesota. The current Chief has looked out over Lake Bemidjigamaug since 1952, replacing an earlier model that had fallen apart.
James Roberts was a miner. He died on Christmas night, 1901 — whacked on the head by the butt end of a Colt .45 revolver. The killer was caught, but his attorney argued that Roberts’ death was accidental, because Roberts had an abnormally thin skull.
Handmade scarves began appearing around the necks of Rapid City, South Dakota’s downtown display of life-size bronze presidential statues. This cowl play was perpetrated by a mother/daughter duo of renegade knitters who elected to strike the “City of Presidents” with a form of cheerful transitory graffiti known as “yarn bombing.”
The Waffle House Museum, built inside the chain’s first 1955 restaurant outside of Atlanta, Georgia in Decatur, opened in 2008. The museum has been both a temptation and a frustration for Waffle House fans, because its doors have usually been locked.
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