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Happy Birthday Cake, Mr. President

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

For many years the most memorable piece of Presidential confectionery on public view has been a slab of Grover Cleveland’s wedding cake, a brick-like bit of eye candy for those who visited his birthplace

Rt. 66 Bus Arrives To Bewitch The Faithful

Saturday, May 7th, 2011

Route 66 is America’s most loved road. Bob Waldmire was its most loved driver. Does that make Bob’s bus America’s most loved vehicle? It’s a tricky question, since Bob had two buses. Probably one of them is America’s sweetheart, and both are now on display at the Route 66 Hall of Fame and Museum in […]

Reagan Statues Delayed, Near-Death Suit Revealed

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

The Birthplace of Ronald Reagan (Tampico, Illinois) and the Boyhood Home of Ronald Reagan (Dixon, Illinois) both wanted to erect statues of young Gipper as part of his 100th would’ve-been birthday

Artist Superduper-Sizes Eyeball For Chicago

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

In 2007 artist Tony Tassert created a seven-foot-tall bloodshot eyeball, using his own eye as a reference. It was installed in a park in St. Louis, Missouri, where it creeps out visitors to this day. Apparently Tassert felt that the potential of the idea had yet to be exhausted. He created a new version of […]

Uncommon Cents in Abe City

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

For the past seven years, David Farrell has wanted to build a giant Lincoln Penny. It would stand in downtown Springfield, Illinois, the city of many Abe Lincoln attractions. Despite his efforts, “Farrell’s penny,” as some call it, seems no closer to reality than it was in 2003. But that in no way dampens David’s […]

Man Of Steel Joined By Woman Of Bronze

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Metropolis, Illinois, was officially declared “Hometown of Superman” by DC Comics in 1972. But it wasn’t until 1993 that the town finally got a decent, 15-foot-tall Superman statue. Now, 17 years later, Superman has been joined by a slightly less supersized Lois Lane.

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