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Castle at the End of the Enchanted Highway

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

For the past two decades, Gary Greff has been building the world’s largest metal sculptures along The Enchanted Highway, trying to lure travelers off the interstate to his hometown.

A Towering Shadow Across The Prairie

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

In a state where almost everything is flat, the KVLY-TV tower in Blanchard, North Dakota, is an exceptional anomaly. Not only is it vertical, it’s more vertical than any other man-made thing on the planet. Or it was, until this week.

Roadside News: Feb. 4, 2009

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

Smiley Stay of Execution – ND | Dueling Weather Groundhogs – PA | Proof is in the Runestones | Moving Minnie Pearl – TN

High Scrap Metal Prices Threaten Smiley

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

For years the city council in Grand Forks, North Dakota, has talked of tearing down “Smiley,” the city’s beloved baby blue water tower with dual-sided grins (and bow ties). The politicians have argued that Smiley is old and would cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to renovate. “The only reason Smiley… is still standing,” according […]

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