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Down Towns: Gary, Indiana as Tourist Mecca

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Gary, Indiana is unlikely to make anyone’s list of the world’s most idyllic vacation spots. But two enterprising Chicago entrepreneurs have convinced scores of music-loving tourists to undertake a four-hour peek at the bleak by booking a spot on their King of Pop Hometown Tour.

Roadside News: July 8, 2009

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

Justice Dispensed by Pez – CA | Michael Jackson Tourism – IN | Allman Brothers Museum – GA | Wack Pachs Gone – VA

Lincoln Linked To Billy The Kid: A Nation Stunned

Friday, February 13th, 2009

Just when you thought you’d heard everything possible about Lincoln, a small Indiana museum drops a bombshell like this. Honest Abe and outlaw Billy?  How could they possibly be connected? “We don’t give that out,” said James Henager, owner of the Henager Memories and Nostalgia Museum in Buckskin, Indiana.  “The only way to find out […]

Roadside News: Feb. 10, 2009

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

World’s Largest Dead Fish | History of Humankind | Miraculous Icicle Mary | A Very Special Massacre Anniversary

Roadside News: Jan. 23, 2009

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

Alleged Murderer John Dillinger | Heritage USA | VA Slogan Turns 40 | Best Use of State’s Mermaids | New God of the Sea?

Our Dwindling Strategic Munchkin Reserve

Monday, December 1st, 2008

We were surprised to read of the demise of Indiana’s Oz Fest, and of the upcoming shuttering of Chesterton’s Wizard of Oz Museum.

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