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Archive for April, 2012

Nut Title Regained by Texas – It Took 30 Years

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

1982 was a rough year for Seguin, Texas — the year that it lost bragging rights as the Home of the World’s Largest Pecan.

Inside the Temple of Tolerance House

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

If you’re visiting the Temple of Tolerance in Wapakoneta, Ohio, and temple master Jim Bowsher is around, ask politely if you can go inside his house.

The Casket of Howard Finster

Sunday, April 8th, 2012

“Sometimes kids are creeped out by the casket,” said Jordan Poole, executive director of the Paradise Garden Foundation. Jordan was showing us around Paradise Gardens, an enclave built in the 1970s by folk artist Howard Finster.

The World’s Most Mysterious Motorcycle

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

Our favorite exhibit at Wheels Through Time in Maggie Valley, North Carolina, is the Traub, a one-of-a-kind motorcycle that may have dropped in from another dimension.

Avenge Ellwood! The Day The Japanese Attacked California

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

During World War II, the Japanese really wanted to threaten the US mainland, thousands of miles from the fracas in Japan’s conquered territories.

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