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“It was one of the top ten days of my life,” said Bob Rea, president of the Franklin County Historical Preservation Society in Benton, Illinois. He was referring to May 4, 2013, the day that he first laid eyes on the gallows that hanged Charlie Birger.
For over 80 years Rock City on Lookout Mountain, Georgia, has been surprising travelers with a mix of engineered/augmented natural beauty — and gnomes. And creepy fairy-tale figures in a one-of-a-kind black light cave.
For five years the castle-like Kentucky Military History Museum — formerly the State Arsenal — has been open only sporadically. $2 million has been spent over that time to restore it to its fortress 1850 appearance.
“I just woke up one day and told my wife, ‘I want to build a bottle house.’”
When you take over a banana museum, you’d better be ready to wear the banana suit.
I don’t like things that distract,” said Mark Pedro, art director at Christ in the Smokies Museum and Gardens, a Christian wax museum in Gatlinburg.« Previous Entries
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