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Meeting Every Dead President – or at Least, Standing on Them

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Kurt Alexander Deion is 17 years old — and he expects to visit his 38th (and final) U.S. President grave next month. Although we can’t say for sure, he may be the youngest person in history to accomplish this.

Battling 1880 Towns?

Monday, October 13th, 2008

The Oct. 13-19, 2008 Sight of the Week is a great attraction we happened upon. Through Visitor Tips, we’d been aware for years of the Original 1880 Town in Murdo, South Dakota, a reconstruction of a prairie frontier community, with a bonus display of Dances with Wolves movie props. In August, driving west on I-90, […]

Roadside Creatures: Monster Pig Story

Monday, March 31st, 2008

College road trip through the rural south. Our gas gauge below empty, we rolled into a no-service service station, miles from the interstate. The garage bays were open. The office door creaked in the hot breeze. No attendant. Everyone was gone…where? Suddenly, as if in answer, an inhuman grunting echoed off of the pumps. Around […]

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