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New Look For Oldest Vietnam Memorial

Friday, September 17th, 2010

War memorials are ubiquitous landmarks in almost every American town, large or small. If soldiers die in an officially endorsed conflict, someone will erect a heroic statue or solemn monument to remember their sacrifice.

Tree House Rock: Face of the Creator

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

“If you don’t believe in the devil,” said Horace Burgess, “you can look at that rock right there and tell that he’s much alive.” Horace is the builder of the Minister’s Tree House — largest in the world — and the rock that he mentioned hangs in the choir loft of the tree house chapel. […]

Subterranean Oregon: Lint Pickers Wanted

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

If the Grants Pass Caveman is any indicator, folks in southern Oregon are overjoyed by their underground. It’s no shock then that the Oregon Caves National Monument in nearby Cave Junction has put out a call for volunteers to pick the attraction clean of lint. One of the few marble caves in the world, it […]

Whatever Happened To Happy The Walking Fish And The Beautiful Atomic Tunnel?

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Those two questions may never be answered to everyone’s satisfaction. Both Happy and the Tunnel vanished over 50 years ago.

Climate Change; Vermontasaurus Survives

Saturday, September 4th, 2010

Brian Boland built his scrap lumber “Vermontasaurus” this past June, and imagined it as a way to bring his small town of Thetford, Vermont together.

Spook Hill: A Fragile Freakosystem

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

Gravity hills, magnetic hills, whatever you want to call them, play havoc with the forces of nature — by making cars roll backwards and uphill — but they are surprisingly delicate phenomena.

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