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When A Monster Is Not A Monster

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Lincoln City, Oregon, wanted a sculpture for its park on Devil’s Lake, something fun for a place popular with children. Heidi Erickson won the commission and began to work — and work and work.

Bigfoot, Aliens, Bug Food Thrive In The Peculiarium

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Would you rather eat ice cream that’s been sprinkled with dead bugs, or have a photo of yourself being disemboweled by aliens? At the Peculiarium in Portland, Oregon, you can have both.

Love Match: Man-Made Geyser, Heat-Seeking Clam

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

The geyser “Old Perpetual” sits atop a geothermal basin in southern Oregon.

St. Helens: Fickle Support for Town Volcano

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

In 2009 the city of St. Helens, Oregon, received a small grant to create something that would draw visitors off the highway and into downtown. Avoiding the predictable sign or billboard, St. Helens came up with a novel idea: a miniature version of its namesake, the volcano Mount St. Helens.

Subterranean Oregon: Lint Pickers Wanted

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

If the Grants Pass Caveman is any indicator, folks in southern Oregon are overjoyed by their underground. It’s no shock then that the Oregon Caves National Monument in nearby Cave Junction has put out a call for volunteers to pick the attraction clean of lint. One of the few marble caves in the world, it […]

When Dino is Finito

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

The dinosaur behemoths of yore are long gone, and now it looks like our nation’s old timey dinosaur parks also face inevitable decline and extinction.

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