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Footwear folliage at Dot Leavitt’s Mini Museum

Footwear folliage at Dot Leavitt’s Mini Museum

Dot Leavitt’s Mini Museum 105 N. 12th Vega, TX 806 267-2828 Welded environment, Boot tree, Inspiration for “Cars” Dot Leavitt and her husband Harold owned Vega Zero Lockers, a cold freezer storage in the 40s and 50s. (Remember, at the time most people didn’t have…

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27 Essential Apps for Your Next Road Trip

27 Essential Apps for Your Next Road Trip

It’s that time of the year to start thinking about summer vacations. Whether you are going to be sticking close to home, or planning a big road trip across country, here are 27 apps you should have on your phone before you leave town. Of…

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“I enjoyed it. I never thought of it as work. I was just having a good time.” – Grandma Prisbrey

“I enjoyed it. I never thought of it as work. I was just having a good time.” – Grandma Prisbrey

Bottle Village – Tressa “Grandma” Prisbrey 1896 — 1988 4595 Cochran Street Simi Valley, CA 805-584-0572 Bottle environment Built: 1956 – 1972 “I enjoyed it. I never thought of it as work. I was just having a good time.” In 1956 at the age of…

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If music was a religion, then Memphis would be Jerusalem … Sun, Stax and Goner Records

If music was a religion, then Memphis would be Jerusalem … Sun, Stax and Goner Records

Sun Record Company 706 Union Ave Memphis, TN (901) 521-0664 Website Wikipedia National Historic Landmark “If music was a religion, then Memphis would be Jerusalem and Sun Studio its most holy shrine.” This historic recording studio was established by Sam Phillips in February 1952. It…

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The many grave markers of Robert Johnson

The many grave markers of Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson (1911-1938) The famed Mississippi Delta bluesman from Hazelhurst who supposedly sold his soul to the devil in exchange for talent to sing the blues. This exchanged occurred at the “Crossroads” near Clarksdale. His landmark recordings from 1936 to 1937 display a combination of singing,…

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Trabajo rustico masterpiece in Arkansas was featured in Gone with the Wind

Trabajo rustico masterpiece in Arkansas was featured in Gone with the Wind

Old Mill Park – Dionicio Rodriguez c. 1891-1955 4500 Lakeshore Drive North Little Rock, AR 501-758-1424 Trabajo rustico The Old Mill in the five-acre T. R. Pugh Memorial Park in North Little Rock (Pulaski County) contains the work of noted Mexican sculptor Dionicio Rodriguez, who…

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Home of the Ugly Pies and halfway down Route 66

Home of the Ugly Pies and halfway down Route 66

Mid Point Cafe Old Route 66 Adrian, TX 806-538-6379 Website Pie, Hamburgers, Souvenirs, Inspiration for “Cars” The MidPoint Cafe was built during the early days of Route 66 (late 30s, early 40s) by Jennie Van der Wort is one of the route’s most famed places…

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Welcome Jews and Gentiles to Margaret’s Grocery

Welcome Jews and Gentiles to Margaret’s Grocery

 Margaret’s Grocery Rev. Hermon Dennis— March 25, 1916 — September 6, 2011 Margaret Dennis— February 8, 1916 — October 7, 2009 4535 North Washington St Vicksburg, MS Folk art environment Margaret and her late husband ran a rural grocery outside Vicksburg on old Highway 61,…

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Sell your soul to the devil at the crossroads in Mississippi

Sell your soul to the devil at the crossroads in Mississippi

According to the myth, the young bluesman desperately longed for fame and fortune. Johnson was not satisified with his own musical abilities and felt that he needed more talent to achieve success.

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Hair art and famous follicles grace the walls of Leila’s Hair Museum

Hair art and famous follicles grace the walls of Leila’s Hair Museum

Leila’s Hair Museum 1333 S Noland Rd Independence, MO 816-833-2955 Website Local attraction, Offbeat museum The Independence School of Cosmetology also houses the headquarters of Leila’s Hair Museum. Leila freely admits that she’s “beyond obsessed with hair.” Back in 1956 she bought her first hair…

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