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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.

Tulsa Route 66: East Meets West

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

The line dividing “east” from “west” may seem more philosophical than geographical. But that didn’t stop Tulsa, Oklahoma, from spending six years and $1.2 million to claim it.

Desk Dedicated to Comics Creator Harvey Pekar

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

A fitting tribute to Cleveland’s beloved bookish working class hero and uber-urban graphic novelist Harvey Pekar was unveiled in October at the Cleveland Heights-University Heights public library branch on Lee Road.

Gemini Giant Can Be Yours For A Giant Price

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

One of the spaciest of all Muffler Men is for sale — but it has a significant catch. The helmet-wearing, rocket-cradling Gemini Giant has stood beside Route 66 since the mid-1960s, an icon of Illinois and memorable Space Age mascot of the Launching Pad Drive-In.

97 Million Years From New York City

Saturday, May 26th, 2012

The last time New York City saw a dinosaur — a roadside attraction dinosaur anyway — was in 1965, at the New York World’s Fair.

Frozen In Concrete: Kansas And The Ice Age

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Memorable monuments are sometimes a marriage of a home-grown visionary and a town willing to go along with a crazy idea. And that’s what’s happened in Blue Rapids.

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