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Trailer City, Other - Here Today and Gone Tomorrow: Homes on Wheels
Yesteryear Travel: Homes on Wheels: The urge to see America from the comfort of your own living room isn't new; people were doing it back in the 1930s, driving around in their mobile homes. Watch Video.
- Lyndhurst, Ohio - Eggshelland
This yearly springtime display, made from thousands of painted eggshells, has been revived at the Lyndhurst Community Center. The lion, hen, chick, trees, and the original Eggshelland sign were given to a local nostalgia preservation group.[Jay, 04/16/2014]
Lyndhurst Community Center
- 1341 Parkview Drive, Lyndhurst, OH
- Displayed between Palm and Easter Sundays. On the tennis courts at Lyndhurst Community Center, which are on the east side of Parkview Drive about two blocks north of US Hwy 322.
Savannah, Georgia - Giant Cow Mailbox
The big mailbox sticks up out of the property at 1017 Quacco Road. An ornate metal gate featuring cows and a tractor identifies it as on the Hopeton Plantation.[Signmanjoe, 04/16/2014]
- 1017 Quacco Rd, Savannah, GA
- Hopeton Plantation. I-95 Exit 94, head east on Hwy 204 about 2 miles to Ogeechee Rd., turn left/north, go 1 mile and turn left on Quacco Road -- it's about 2.5 miles on the left.
- Visible dawn to dusk.
- Palmdale, California - Blackbird Park - Spy Plane Hometown
I would like to correct some misinformation in Mark Hrutkay's post from 2008. The second "Blackbird" at Blackbird Park is an A-12, not a YF-12. Lockheed first developed the single seat A-12 for the CIA, and later modified that design into the two seat SR-71 for the USAF. Along the way three experimental YF-12 interceptors were built and tested. The first one was rebuilt as an SR-71C, the third crashed and was lost, while the second is the sole surviving example of the type and resides at the USAF Museum in Dayton, Ohio. The A-12 on display is the very first Blackbird built by Lockheed. I hope this clears up any confusion about what is on display at Blackbird Park.[Terry Wall, 04/16/2014]
Weed, California - Abner Weed Statue
Abner Weed, founder of Weed and lumberman.[Barbara Henderson, 04/16/2014]
Sculpted of scrap metal in 2001 by local artist Ralph Starritt. The plaza on which Weed stands was built of bricks salvaged from his old sawmill.
- 550 Main St., Weed, CA
- Downtown, in the Centennial Plaza at City Hall, on the northwest corner of Main St. and Alamo Ave.