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Roadside News: Dec. 8, 2009

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

Slave Owner Statue – MS | Young Abe Stolen – IL | Office Grizzly Attraction – MT | Multicultural Man – CA

Tram Stalled, Fans Still Visit Our Lady of the Rockies

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

For 25 years Our Lady of the Rockies has overlooked Butte, Montana, from atop the Continental Divide. Yet visitors who want to get a close-up encounter with the towering steel statue have to take a three-hour round trip by bus to visit her mountaintop perch. An aerial tram would cut that trip to a mere […]

Giant Forks: Sign of the Tines

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Recently a giant fork appeared on a traffic median in Pasadena, California. No one seemed to know who was responsible for the guerrilla installation of the 18-foot-tall rogue utensil…

Turn Off, Tune In, Drop By

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Luckenbach, Texas was never a bustling metropolis. In 1904, its population peaked at a far-from-astounding 492. And by the 1960’s, Luckenbach was three citizens short of being a complete ghost town. Then, in 1970, a group of friends (Hondo Crouch, Guich Koock, and the normal-named Kathy Morgan) bought the entire kit and kaboodle for $30,000 […]

Montana’s Attractions: Pawns In Cell Phone Chess Game

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

Has a cell phone company dared Montana to eliminate its roadside attractions? It sure sounds that way in Helena, Montana, where the legislature is considering banning the use of cell phones by drivers across the state. Montana has lots of empty space, and its open-ended speed limits in the late 1990s (now re-limited to 75 […]

Year Of The Ox? Seems Like Year Of The Bear To Us

Saturday, January 31st, 2009

Big bears have been all over the news.

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