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Fry’s Electronics Closes – Devastating Blow To Themed Retail

Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

Fry’s Electronics, popular on Roadside America for their amusing creative themes, has shut down all of its stores across America.

Civil War Days, California-Style

Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

Last month, while wandering the backroads, we spotted a cheery banner advertising a 2-day event: “Civil War Days.” Bit of a shock, because we were on the northern California coast. Was there a famous battle here?

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.

One Log House To Transcend Its One Loggedness

Monday, November 21st, 2016

The new proprietors of the Famous One Log House, a vintage tree-home along California’s Redwood Highway — land of the Drive-Thru Trees — want to diversify the flora of their plant-based attraction.

Lost Doggie Diner Head Resurrected, Sort Of

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Typically we’d flag a tip like this as a shaggy dog tale, if it wasn’t for the photographic evidence and the veracity of its source.

The Do Nothing Machine

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

The most oddball exhibit at the Miniature Engineering Craftsmanship Museum, Carlsbad, California, is its Do Nothing Machine, a gear-punk marvel of inventor obsession.

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