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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.
The Chicago Sun-Times has published a muckraking report suggesting that the Lincoln stovepipe hat currently displayed in the Lincoln Museum in Springfield, Illinois, may not be Abe’s at all.
One of the spaciest of all Muffler Men is for sale — but it has a significant catch. The helmet-wearing, rocket-cradling Gemini Giant has stood beside Route 66 since the mid-1960s, an icon of Illinois and memorable Space Age mascot of the Launching Pad Drive-In.
For many years the most memorable piece of Presidential confectionery on public view has been a slab of Grover Cleveland’s wedding cake, a brick-like bit of eye candy for those who visited his birthplace
Route 66 is America’s most loved road. Bob Waldmire was its most loved driver. Does that make Bob’s bus America’s most loved vehicle? It’s a tricky question, since Bob had two buses. Probably one of them is America’s sweetheart, and both are now on display at the Route 66 Hall of Fame and Museum in [...]
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