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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...

Port Clinton Treasures

Port Clinton Transportation Museum Penn and Clinton Streets Port Clinton, Pennsylvania Last September, when I left the the Hamburg-er Festival, I decided to meander around a bit before heading home. I’m glad that I did! Not only did I accidentally happen upon the Port Clinton Peanut Shop, I also found The Port Clinton Transportation Museum (operated by the Northern Berks-Southern Schuylkill Historical...

The Legendary Road

The Legendary Road Mural Tucumcari, New Mexico submitted by “EarsFlappn” (Suzanne) suzanne says: I stopped in Tucumcari and took pictures of the murals along Route 66 … some pretty cool stuff. This man (pictured at left) stopped and chatted, He told us that he is in one of the town’s many murals. I learned from him, and from two other ladies, that the artists featured many local folks in their...

Mifflinburg Christkindl Market

Mifflinburg Christkindl Market Market Street (and vicinity) Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania submitted by: “wendyvee” wendyvee says: Apparently, 2010 is my year for stalking “Santa arrivals”. I started last week watching Santa arrive by boat in Boiling Springs — and I ended the week watching him arrive on horseback at the Christkindl Market in Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania. Though smaller...

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