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Minneapolis, Minnesota - Mary Tyler Moore Statue
In downtown Minneapolis there is a statue to honor the news girl [Mary Richards] from the Mary Tyler Moore show. Statue has her throwing her hat, made famous from the opening titles of the show.
There is also a trolley car that can take you to and from the Mall of America.[Greg Pfaff, 06/24/2007]
One the TV Land series of important moments in sitcom television.
- 700 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN
- Downtown, on the west corner of 7th St. S. and the Nicollet Pedestrian Mall.
- Minneapolis, Minnesota - Mary Tyler Moore Statue
A bronze statue of Mary Tyler Moore adorns the front of Macy's Department Store in Minneapolis. The famous scene of her tossing her hat in the air is forever immortalized in bronze. The plaque states, "Who can turn the world on with her smile."[Marci, 11/10/2006]
Hat-throwing Mary Tyler Moore statue planned
A pop culture moment important to millions of older teevee-watching Americans will be immortalized in bronze in the streets of Minneapolis, MN. Mary Richards, the perky wraith-star of the 70s sitcom, the "Mary Tyler Moore Show," threw her hat in the opening credits montage between Seventh and Eighth streets. In the fall, the city and cable channel TV Land will dedicate a life-size statue recreating the toss at that same spot at the Nicollet Mall. Minneapolis officials anticipate a flurry of visitor hat tossing to complete the precious photo opportunity.[03/11/2001]
- Minneapolis, Minnesota - Museum of Questionable Medical Devices
Road report and review of a Museum of medical quack devices, miracle cures, and other therapeutic frauds foisted on the sick and gullible in the last 100 years. Before the museum closed, entertaining curator Bob McCoy would use a Phrenology machine to read the lumps on your skull if you asked. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
Museum of Questionable Medical Devices closes; exhibits move to St. Paul
Medical quackery expert Bob McCoy closed his popular museum in Minneapolis on January 27, 2002. Bob, 75, has retired after 18 years of reading the lumps on skulls and subjecting visitors to healing rays and electro-therapies. Most of his collection of 300+ artifacts will be moved to the Minnesota Science Museum in St. Paul. A small exhibit there is promised to open in March. Though Bob will be out of the grind of day-to-day quackery, he plans to give occasional public presentations at the museum.[02/01/2002]