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Archive for December, 2010

Fret Set: Cigar Box Guitar Museum

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

The world’s first Cigar Box Museum is now located in the 77-year-old Speal’s Tavern in New Alexandria, Pennsylvania.

Signing Up: Creating Small Town Landmarks

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

The Upstate New York village of East Aurora is well on its way to becoming an epicenter of eccentric signage. The small burg of 6,700 residents already hosts a number of over-sized sculptures that do double duty as smile-inducing landmarks and advertisements for local businesses.

War-Cracked Earth, Ready for Visitors

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Wars, without exception, are awful — but World War II honestly earned its world-class misery ranking as it tore its way through populations around the globe. Its death toll for military and civilians makes most post-World War II conflicts seem like inconvenient skirmishes (except, of course, to anyone in those conflicts).

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