Road trip news, rants, and ruminations by the Editors of RoadsideAmerica.com
December 27, 2008
Starting today, RoadsideAmerica.com will post links to news stories we believe would be of interest to road trippers and roadside attraction fans…
- Time Magazine has featured the uplifting Uplifter Abe Lincoln statue as part of its photo essay, “Obama’s Nation of Hope.” As a senator, Obama posed with other Illinois landmarks, most notably the Superman statue in Metropolis.
- A man in Marion, Virginia, wants $500,000 to open a “Home of Mountain Dew Museum” and “Moonshine to Motorsports Museum.” It’s a hi-octane combo that — if built — would be worthy additions to our round-up of hard and soft drinks.
- Death Valley is deliberately keeping itself dark at night. The park rangers say that it’s good for the environment — but it also prevents anyone from seeing how their rocks mysteriously move.
- A San Clemente, California man has built a 30-foot-tall, hip-shaking Elvis in his back yard. The sign-like, animated figure made of roofing materials looks temporary — even less stable than the real Elvis in his jumpsuit years.
- Ohio’s iconic Y-Bridge in Zanesville is hosting an arts festival. “I can’t think of a better way to get their art seen. It’s a unique setting, (the Y Bridge) there’s no other place like it in the world.” If that’s the criteria, then bridges like this one and this one should also host arts festivals.
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