World's Largest Penny
The World's Largest Penny commemorates a 1953 fund-raising stunt. Dr. Kate Pelham Newcomb (known locally as "The Angel On Snowshoes") implored local school children to save their pennies so that Woodruff could build a hospital. TV picked up on the story and pennies were soon pouring in from all over the country -- 1.7 million in all.
Woodruff got its hospital, and the schoolchildren of 1953 are just about ready to enter the new assisted living facility behind the penny.
The Dr. Kate Pelham Newcomb Museum, which is a block away from the Penny, features memorabilia from the town's annual "Million Penny Parades" and a video of Dr. Kate on This is Your Life.