Road trip news, rants, and ruminations by the Editors of RoadsideAmerica.com
July 27, 2008
The gulf between the Yankees and the Rebels appears to have widened of late, particularly when it comes to roadside attractions. So it was refreshing to read that a man in Jewett City (Connecticut) and a museum in Durham (North Carolina) have joined forces to bring to the public what is perhaps the world’s finest collection of spittoons.
According to an article in the Norwich Bulletin, 252 of the 282 spittoons owned by Jim Kinner have been purchased by the state of North Carolina for the Duke Homestead State Historic Site and Tobacco Museum, to add to its permanent spittoon collection. The Museum already has “one of the few spittoon exhibits in the country,” according to the news story — and a scary talking farmer robot as well — so Kinner’s contributions (which were sold to NC at a bargain price) will make Duke a must-see destination for all future spittoon-centric road trips.
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