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Martinsburg, West Virginia - Medical Exhibit of Yesteryear
Inside of the hospital, across the hallway from the cafeteria, there is a room showcasing some instruments from yesteryear. It has a few old timey nurses outfits, handmade crutches and wooden wheelchairs.[Christopher Scarborough, 12/09/2013]
Nurse! Sheldon Circumcision Clamp, stat!
Berkeley Medical Center
- 2500 Hospital Dr., Martinsburg, WV
- I-81 Exit 14. Berkeley Medical Center, near the cafeteria.
- Hospital visiting hours. (Call to verify)
Bloomington, Illinois - Wizard Of Oz Dorothy Grave
In Bloomington, IL's Evergreen Cemetery is buried the namesake of Dorothy (Gale) from "The Wizard Of Oz." The story goes that L. Frank Baum and his wife Maud were so distraught over the death of their 5 month old niece, Dorothy Gage, he named the lead character in the book he was working on after her.[Doug Dirr, 12/08/2013]
The original small marble headstone, still there, has been supplemented with a modern granite monument noting the Wizard of Oz story connection.
Evergreen Memorial Cemetery
- 302 East Miller St., Bloomington, IL
- Evergreen Memorial Cemetery
- Brooksville, Florida - Time Portal Tromp L'oeil Murals
The fire truck and cop car murals are at S Brooksville Ave. and N Broad St.[Edith, 12/08/2013]
- 11 S. Broad St., Brooksville, FL
- US Hwy 41 and Main St. on the sides of various buildings in all directions. Mapped location is the Civil War mural.
Fayetteville, Arkansas - Clinton Wedding House
Bill and Hillary were married in the living room of their first home in 1975. See a replica of Hillary's wedding dress, and the bathroom used by a future President and First Lady. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [12/08/2013]
Lisle, Illinois - TARDIS Little Free Library
A miniature replica of Doctor Who's TARDIS. It is also a Little Free Library and a geocache location. Visited on December 1, 2013, by the writer of the Doctor Who Comic books, who loved it![Anne, 12/08/2013]
Hundreds of Little Free Libraries of various shapes and themes have sprouted up since the trend started, but this one should especially appeal to TV sci-fi nerds.
- 1404 Burlington Ave., Lisle, IL
- US Hwy 34/Ogden Ave. exit onto Hwy 53/Lincoln Ave. Drive south a third of a mile. At the stoplight turn right onto Burlington Ave. Drive one block and you'll see the little Tardis on the right, in front of the brown house.