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Standing in the footsteps of jazz greats

Standing in the footsteps of jazz greats

“A Great Day in Harlem” building 17 East 126th Street New York, NY On a cool morning in 1958, many of America’s greatest jazz artists posed on these steps for the famous Esquire photograph, shot by Art Kane. Dizzie Gillespie, Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, Marian…

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Rub Lincoln’s nose for good luck!

Rub Lincoln’s nose for good luck!

Lincoln’s Lucky Nose 1441 Monument Ave Springfield, IL (OK, it’s the day after Lincoln’s birthday, but the party goes on …) Legend has it that if you rub his nose, you will have good luck. Who knows? (just a slight side trip off of Route…

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Feathered bon ton roulets in a schoolhouse — Mardi Gras Museum

Feathered bon ton roulets in a schoolhouse — Mardi Gras Museum

Mardi Gras Museum 809 Kirby Street Lake Charles, LA (337) 430-0043 Website Costumes This hidden gem, and I mean hidden in an old school-turned-art-center-with-no-signage, is a hoot to visit. The Mardi Gras Museum is a feathered extravaganza with jaw dropping costumes and freaky animated mannequins…

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The service station of 66 nostalgia

The service station of 66 nostalgia

Paris Springs Garage and Sinclair Station – Gary Turner 21118 Old 66 Ash Grove, MO 417-234-4943 Website Petroliana, Signage Gary Turner is quite a character, so don’t be in a hurry when you stop in. Across the street is the Gay Purita Store, once had a…

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Pyramid in wind-whipped Wyoming — Ames Brothers Pyramid

Pyramid in wind-whipped Wyoming — Ames Brothers Pyramid

Ames Brothers Pyramid East of Laramie on I-80 Laramie, WY Roadside monument The high point of the Transcontinental Railroad was marked by this massive self-serving monument to the money men behind it – one of whom later ended up being kicked out of the Senate…

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The best frozen custard on Route 66 — Ted Drewes is solid

The best frozen custard on Route 66 — Ted Drewes is solid

Ted Drewes Frozen Custard 6726 Chippewa St St Louis, MO 314 481-2652 website Ice Cream Parlor This St. Louis landmark is almost as famous as the pesky arch. It all started when tennis star Ted Sr. opened his first ice cream store in Florida in…

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Isaiah Zagar’s urban mosaic wonderland

Isaiah Zagar’s urban mosaic wonderland

Isaiah Zagar Artists dates unknown 1020 South Street Philadelphia, PA Mosiac environment Jawdropping good stuff everywhere you turn is how I’d describe what Isaiah’s tile work. Because there’s so much of it and it’s so damned beautiful. He’s been doing mosaics on and inside buildings…

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A carnie convention and Giant’s boot!

A carnie convention and Giant’s boot!

Giant’s Camp Restaurant Gibsonton, FL Closed 2007 – Giant boot memorial still stands Gibtown, as it’s known by the locals, has the largest concentration of circus and carnival folk in the country. Drawn there by warm winter conditions, they’ve made their presence known by the…

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Rodent holiday — Punxsutawney Phil

Rodent holiday — Punxsutawney Phil

Punxsutawney Phil 102 W Mahoning St Punxsutawney, PA 1-800-752-Phil(7445) website Who doesn’t like a good do-over? And a weather-forecasting varmin? On February 2 (Groundhog Day) of each year, the town of Punxsutawney celebrates the beloved groundhog with a festive atmosphere of music and food. During the…

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Rabbit, Rabbit at Henry’s Ra66it Ranch

Rabbit, Rabbit at Henry’s Ra66it Ranch

Henry’s Rabbit Ranch 1107 Historic Old Route 66 Staunton, IL 618 635-5655 website Petroliana All kinds of rabbits! Perfect for the first day of the month! Cars and bunnies are both found at this Route 66 spot. Check out the car ‘henge of VW Rabbits…

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