Road trip news, rants, and ruminations by the Editors of RoadsideAmerica.com
In May 2003 the “Old Man of the Mountain” fell off a cliff in Franconia Notch, New Hampshire. It was a natural rock formation that looked like a craggy face, so loved by its state that its profile is still used on New Hampshire license plates and road signs.
Kids! Learn About Rocks – NH | Boulder Border Dispute – OH – KY | Shopping with the Gods – CA | Burnt Castle – FL
Post-Apocalypse car! Backwoods shack! Free eye patch! Those are just a few of the perks awaiting a qualified candidate who lands the job as Wolfman at Clark’s Trading Post, Lincoln, NH. The attraction’s veteran mangy barbarian, Bill Farrand, has terrorized the steam train at Clark’s for 15 years, and is retiring. The role calls for […]
Death of Big Things Artist-Collaborator | Resurrecting the Old Man | Gas Bill for the Eternal Flame | Stretched Baseball in Fiberglass | Mock Sea Battle
Despite its frosty winters, New England is no stranger to gargantuan insects. There’s a big bee in Vermont. A titanic termite in Rhode Island. And this past spring, artist Nathan Walker built a seven-foot-tall, 600 pound ant out of scrap iron and steel and placed it in downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Although the citizens of […]
One of the angriest icons in America is Hannah Duston, pioneer mom. Turning on her captors, she killed and scalped a dozen Abenaki Indians with a tomahawk in 1697, and two statues were erected to commemorate her hacking spree: one in her home town of Haverhill, Massachusetts, and the other at the massacre site in […]