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- Shelbyville, Indiana - Little Balser and His Bears
Little Balser is the pioneer-days teen hero of a novel written by a Shelbyville author. His statue depicts him holding aloft two bear cubs, which he'd orphaned by killing their parents. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [02/07/2016]
- Independence, Missouri - Grave of Jim Bridger
Jim Bridger, famous mountain man, has an unexpected grave in an upscale city cemetery. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [02/07/2016]
The city of Newport Beach built a park outside their City Hall in 2013. They commissioned many cool sculptures, including a series of 16 oversized rabbit statues often referred to as Bunnyhenge. Public outcry ("Bunnygate") protested the fact that the city spent $220k on these bunnies.[Nikki Kreuzer, 02/07/2016]
- 100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA
- In the park next to the Civic Center. From Hwy 1 turn north at the stoplight onto Avocado Ave. Drive a half-mile, past the library. You'll see the Civic Center on the right. Park there, then walk north into the park. The bunnies are at the north end, near the corner of Avocado Ave. and San Miguel Drive.
Frog Rock is a little farther down road than the map says. It is painted bright green, with graffiti.[Susan, 02/07/2016]
We've adjusted the position.
- Frog Rd, Mannford, OK
- From Mannford, drive west on Hwy 51 for two miles to Hwy 48. Drive north 3.3 miles to an unnamed road (Terlton 48 Rd). Drive west 2.9 miles to NS Road 3680. Drive south 1.2 miles to Frog Road. Drive east 0.1 mile. The Frog is north of the road.
We did our drive-by at night, but it was still neat -- a fairly impressive structure.[Suz, 02/06/2016]
The wireframe AT-AT walker was built in 2015 by artist John Sharpe, and stands in his yard. It's big but wispy, since it's made entirely of thin steel wire. Sharpe said his intent was to make the sculpture as a kind of outline, and hopes that visitors complete the AT-AT in their minds.
- Frink St., Cayce, SC
- I-26 exit 111B. Drive east on US Hwy 1 for two miles. Turn right at the stoplight onto Hwy 35/12th St. Drive south 1.5 miles. Cross the train tracks, then turn left at the stoplight onto Hwy 2/Frink St. Drive a quarter-mile. You'll see some small buildings and artwork on the left; the AT-AT stands in the yard. If you cross Foreman St. you've gone too far.