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Roadside News: Jan. 5, 2009

Monday, January 5th, 2009

Synthetic Interviews Are Here! | Shoe Freeway | Dead Country Singer Statue | Puny Humans, Give Us All of Earth’s Bronze | Life Span Ends for Highway Spanner

Pocket Change Can Add Up To Big Bucks

Thursday, January 1st, 2009

Nebraska’s “Chimney Rock” has reaped attendance benefits from being on the back of a quarter, according to the Scottsbluff Star-Herald (Although the coin didn’t call the rock by its original name). This kind of free advertising was surprisingly absent from the recent “50 States Quarter Program” — but now the states have a second chance. […]

Golden Spike Tower Opens

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

Back in 1999, North Platte, Nebraska, dreamed up a bold plan to attract visitors. They would capitalize on their status as home of the world’s largest railroad yards by erecting a giant tower shaped like a golden spike from which railroad buffs could observe the train action in the yards. The tower would be covered […]

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