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Last Chance To See Old Baldy Until 2010

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

Roadsiders who are in Philadelphia over the next few days should take a trip to 1805 Pine Street. That’s the townhouse that holds the Civil War and Underground Railroad Museum — formerly the Civil War Library Museum — and its star attraction, the head of Old Baldy, rugged hero horse of Union Gen. George Meade. […]

Souvenir: Hatchet Hannah Bobble Head

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

One of the angriest icons in America is Hannah Duston, pioneer mom. Turning on her captors, she killed and scalped a dozen Abenaki Indians with a tomahawk in 1697, and two statues were erected to commemorate her hacking spree: one in her home town of Haverhill, Massachusetts, and the other at the massacre site in […]

Chopper Sky Kings Attain Immortality

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

A memorial was unveiled Sunday in Phoenix, Arizona, to four men who died exactly one year earlier when their news choppers collided while broadcasting a police chase of a stolen pickup truck. Craig Smith, Rick Krolak, Scott Bowerbank, and Jim Cox now belong to the exclusive fraternity of Sky Kings, men who crashed as they […]

Georgia Stonehenge Threatened By A Kook

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

Accusations are being hurled against the usually implacable Georgia Guidestones, according to an article on the web site WorldNetDaily. Conspiracy-monger Mark Dice, whose so-called Christian organization The Resistance may consist only of himself, claims in the story that the Guidestones are “satanic” and that their inscribed text “calls for the elimination of over 90 percent […]

World’s Finest Spittoon Collection

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

The gulf between the Yankees and the Rebels appears to have widened of late, particularly when it comes to roadside attractions. So it was refreshing to read that a man in Jewett City (Connecticut) and a museum in Durham (North Carolina) have joined forces to bring to the public what is perhaps the world’s finest […]

Rhode Island’s Soviet Sub Resurfaces

Saturday, July 26th, 2008

It took a lot longer than anticipated — which may ultimately prove calamitous. But the Soviet submarine that sank in Providence, Rhode Island, last year is back above the water line. The former tourist attraction was submerged by a freak storm in April 2007 and has remained on the bottom of Providence Harbor ever since, […]

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