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Poof! When Giant Genies Appeared In Ohio

Sunday, January 17th, 2021

Already among the rarest of giant roadside statues, the two-faced Carpeteria sign genies were in danger of becoming extinct.

William McKinley: Imperialist In The Crosshairs

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

He was once revered as a martyred President, assassinated in his second term. But modern McKinley fandom is in short supply.

Giant Abe, Perry Como, Honesty

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Built in 2014, a 25-foot-tall statue of Abe Lincoln and Perry Como has gradually made its way westward, from New Jersey to Ohio to Indiana….to Illinois

Flick’s Lick: Triple Dog Dare for Hammond, IN

Friday, November 1st, 2013

Fans of the film A Christmas Story have had only one place to go for year-round pilgrimages: the house seen in the movie, which is in Cleveland, Ohio.

Brawny Men of San Francisco Bay

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

“The problem is that it doesn’t fit in his hands… you’d have to break the thumb off,” laments Bruce Kennedy as we ponder his wondrous and mysterious giant ax.

Gotta See ‘Em All: Pursuing America’s Giants

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Joel Baker’s life changed in Dade City, Florida, on January 31, 2012. That was the day he visited his first Muffler Man.

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