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...

Alpine Surprise In Georgia

Tiny Town With A Touch of Bavaria Helen, Georgia submitted by “Road Runner″ (Bill) wendyvee says: Bill hits another roadside home run! Here are some great shots of a tiny Georgia hamlet called Helen. In 1968, the business leaders of Helen decided to do something unique by creating Alpine-inspired facades to inspire tourism. Read about Helen’s colorful history and why they were inspired by Bavarian...

A Town Called Weed

The Weed Store Weed, California “Butterfly” (Amanda) Amanda says: The “Weed Store” is located in Weed, California. This town loves to talk about how much they love weed and of course that brings about all kinds of innuendos and a whole souvenir shop dedicated to the love of weed! wendyvee says: Let’s be blunt … this joint has some pretty nice grass. Can you imagine the mileage...

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