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Beefcake of Roads: New Home For World’s Largest Muscleman

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Schwarzenegger was once a Mr. World, but even in his prime he was no match for Zuverman.

Muffler Men History: Moving Giants

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Muffler Men and their ilk have always been a wily, nomadic bunch. One minute a Bunyan is standing in front of a mountain motor lodge, the next he’s chopping wood on a beach 500 miles away.

Saloon Cowboy: A 21st Century Muffler Man

Friday, April 5th, 2013

“We sell the same Bud Lite as all 400 other bars in this county,” said Justin Carter, general manager of the Copperhead Road Honkey Tonk Saloon in Colorado Springs, Colorado. “We were looking for something outdoors to set us apart.”

When A Monster Is Not A Monster

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Lincoln City, Oregon, wanted a sculpture for its park on Devil’s Lake, something fun for a place popular with children. Heidi Erickson won the commission and began to work — and work and work.

Bad Dog

Friday, February 15th, 2013

We don’t devote much energy to temporary attractions, preferring those that will actually be there when you drive by. But we would be negligent in our hey-look-at-THAT duties if we didn’t call attention to Bad Dog, a piece of public art that will only hang around until May 5, 2013.

Bronze JFK: Alive In Fort Worth

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Those familiar with the John F. Kennedy assassination know that the President flew into Dallas, Texas, on Air Force One, then was picked up by a motorcade and promptly driven to his doom.

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