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Easter Island on the Hudson

Easter Island on the Hudson

Ted Ludwiczak 1926 — 14 Riverside Ave Haverstraw, NY 845-429-8705 Sculpture (stone) Private property  –  Visible from the street Right there on the banks of the Hudson, where the river is at its widest, Ted Ludwiczak makes his heads. They’re like friends to him, he…

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Steaks the size of your head at Big Texan

Steaks the size of your head at Big Texan

Big Texan Restaurant 7701 E. Interstate 40 Amarillo, TX 806-372-6000 Website Souvenirs galore! A Route 66 icon since 1960, it is home to the “Free 72 oz. Steak.” (If you can eat their 72 oz. steak dinner in one hour, you’ll get it free ……

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Quigley’s Castle – An Arkansas folk art environment built to last

Quigley’s Castle – An Arkansas folk art environment built to last

Quigley’s Castle – Elise Quigley 1910-1984 274 Quigley Castle Rd Eureka Springs, AR 479-253-8311 Website Environment with rocks My grandmother’s maiden name was Elise Fiovanti.  She was Italian. She came to the Ozarks when she was nine.  She loved the outdoors and began to collect…

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A welded wonderland in Arkansas — Finton Shaw

A welded wonderland in Arkansas — Finton Shaw

Finton Shaw October 26, 1946 — May 20, 2012 5080 Hwy 64 West Conway, AR 501-329-0709 Website Artist deceased, site status unknown Finton Shaw was born in England, Arkansas on October 26, 1946. At a very early age he began showing an interest in drawing…

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On the sunny side of life – Sunnyslope

On the sunny side of life – Sunnyslope

Sunnyslope Rock Garden – Grover Cleveland Thompson ? — 1978 10023 N 13th Place Phoenix, AZ Environment with rocks “I don’t think his wife liked it so much.  Maybe that’s why he spent so much time out here working on it.”  That’s just a theory,…

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Ave Maria Grotto – Small buildings make a big impact

Ave Maria Grotto – Small buildings make a big impact

Ave Maria Grotto – Joseph Zoetl 1878 � 1961 1600 St Bernard Dr SE Cullman, AL 256-734-4110 Website Religious/spiritual environment Built: 1932 – 1958 At the age of 13, Joseph Zoettl, almost died of the flu that swept Europe.� A year later, when candidates for…

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Hillybilly Hotdogs – We Got the Weenies

Hillybilly Hotdogs – We Got the Weenies

Hillybilly Hotdogs Great road food (as seen on TV) One pound deep fried hot dogs and three pound burgers served up in a couple of old busses. Have your cardiologist on speed dial. This joint was featured on “Diners Drive-Ins and Dives.” 6591 Ohio River…

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Meet one of the “Illinois 66 Giants”

Meet one of the “Illinois 66 Giants”

Lauterbach Tire’s Muffler Man 1569 Wabash Ave Jerome, IL 217-546-2600 website Muffler man This patriotic behemoth standing guard at Lauterbach Tire is one of the “Illinois 66 Giants” – 3 muffler men – the Gemini Giant, the Lauterbach Giant, and the Hot Dog Muffler Man….

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Arguably, the best fried chicken on Route 66

Arguably, the best fried chicken on Route 66

Dell Rhea’s Chicken Basket 645 Joliet Road Willowbrook, IL 630-325-0780 Website Great road food (as seen on TV), Chicken dinner, American Fried chicken has been being served here since the 1930s. The restaurant was an ideal stopping place for Route 66 travelers coming from or…

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All that we love deeply becomes a part of us — Cleveland “Flowerman” Turner

All that we love deeply becomes a part of us — Cleveland “Flowerman” Turner

Cleveland “Flowerman” Turner May 23, 1943-2013 2305 Francis St. Houston, TX Folk Art Environment Built: 2003-present Artist deceased, site status unknown A green oasis beckons amid rows of ramshackle houses in the Third Ward, near the University of Houston campus. Cleveland Turner’s gaily painted house…

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