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Less Beaten Paths of America: Unique Town Names

A RoadsideWonders Book Review: Less Beaten Paths of America: Unique Town Names (Volume 1) by David Kravetz I have had a fascination with odd, weird, colorful, and tacky roadside establishments since childhood. I used to stare wistfully through the backseat window at every oddly-shaped ice cream joint, tacky neon sign, absurd cement statue, or junky “tourist trap” (as my grandfather labeled them)  on...

Superstition Mountain Museum

Superstition Mountain Museum 4087 East Apache Trail Apache Junction, Arizona submitted by “Butterfly” (Amanda) from Amanda: While making our way through Arizona, we stopped in a random town simply because we were tired and ready to call it a day. We had no idea we’d stumbled upon the Superstition Mountain Museum which features some of the buildings salvaged from the nearby Apacheland Movie...

Glen Rock Carolers Memorial

Glen Rock Carolers Memorial 59 Water Street Glen Rock, Pennsylvania When I recently visited the fabulous Ruins Park, I also discovered the bronze sculpture of the original Glen Rock Carolers. What a great tribute to a tradition that dates back to 1848! Every Christmas Eve at midnight the members of The Glen Rock Carolers Associated begin their seven mile stroll singing traditional songs and handing out peanuts...

Resurrected Ghost Sign

Seigman & Wherley’s Sign Glen Rock Mill Inn 50 Water Street Glen Rock, Pennsylvania I am not alone in my affection for “ghost signs”, particularly among travel bloggers. The remnants of faded hand-painted advertising (for often extinct businesses and products) are a charming reminder of the past. While I love when ghost signs are protected and preserved, I’m not generally a big...

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