Roadside Giants

Author: Brian Butko
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811732282
Size: 16.61 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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From Lucy, the colossal elephant-shaped building on the Jersey Shore, to the grand donut atop Randy's in Los Angeles, this full-color guide profiles the commercial giants that loom over America's highways. Created to sell products and promote tourism in a big way, they can be found all over the United States. The authors have traveled far and wide to bring readers the world's largest duck in Long Island, an enormous Amish couple in Pennsylvania Dutch Country, and towering Paul Bunyans all over the Midwest. There are buildings shaped like hot dogs, ice cream cones, and baskets, as well as the roadside phenomena known as "Muffler Men," giants who originally advertised mufflers but now have been converted to cowboys, Indians, spacemen, and pirates. Big fun!

Roadside Florida

Author: Peter Genovese
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811701832
Size: 16.73 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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The outrageous roadside attractions that have come to define the Sunshine State are presented in a full-color guide that documents such offbeat sites as Gatorama, Goofy Golf, Orange World, and other not-to-be-missed locales. Original.

Roadside Tidbits

Author: Jan Young
ISBN: 9781312496934
Size: 19.35 MB
Format: PDF
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How often have you been driving, say on a cross-country trip, and have flashed by a sign that says, "Historical Marker, 1 mile?" How often have you stopped to read the sign? How often have you wondered what you would have discovered if you had stopped? Well, if you're like me, the answers are: often, almost never, and almost always. There never seems to be time, the markers, although announced, can be hard to find, and then there's the question of where to park and how to get from the car to the marker and back safely. One doubts that it's worthwhile. But yet there's that nagging feeling that maybe it would be fascinating. This book is a sampling of two hundred eighty four of the thousands of real-life historical markers that exist on our roads and highways. Each is accompanied by detailed location information and by an expansion of the often-brief inscription. Writing it satisfied my curiosity. It's very likely it will satisfy yours too.

Roadside Baseball

Author: Chris Epting
Publisher: Santa Monica Press
ISBN: 9781595809117
Size: 15.38 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Capturing such quintessentially American pastimes as baseball and road trips in one fascinating work, this updated and expanded guide chronicles more than 500 important events in baseball history with detailed descriptions of the event and information on each location. Packed with historical data, trivia, photographs, and baseball lore, entries include the birthplaces of baseball legends, ballparks, museums and halls of fame, final resting places, and many locations that are no longer standing. From out-of-the-way spots to the most popular stadiums in the U.S. and Canada, no site is too small or insignificant to be included in this comprehensive directory. Entries include the Buckminster Hotel in Boston, where the Black Sox planned their fix of the 1919 World Series; the original little league field and museum in Williamsport, Pennsylvania; the birthplace of Jackie Robinson; the place where Mickey Mantle was discovered by a scout from the New York Yankees; and the site of the original Wrigley Field, erected in Los Angeles in 1925.

The New B C Roadside Naturalist

Author: Richard Cannings
Publisher: Greystone Books
ISBN: 9781771000550
Size: 17.73 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In this fascinating guide to the roadside ecology of the major highways in B.C., you'll discover a whole new dimension to taking a car trip. This new edition has been updated and expanded to cover northern British Columbia and southern Yukon, giving readers a unique perspective on the northern wildlife and vegetation. Southern travellers "may find that this journey will redefine what 'northern British Columbia' means to them, or even what 'north' means." Sidebars tell stories about various species, such as the huge, endangered sturgeon and the Great Basin spadefoot toad, which spends most of the year underground. Full-colour photographs and black-and-white drawings illustrate numerous plants and animals that make their homes along the roadsides of British Columbia, and maps show the route of each highway discussed. In addition, the book offers suggestions for where to stop and look for crayfish, enjoy a swim in summer, or have a picnic lunch during your travels. An appendix provides a brief field guide of tree silhouettes and hints for identifying trees and shrubs. Whether you're taking a day trip or a two-week holiday, your drive along the highways of B.C. will be enriched by the storehouse of information in this facinating and informative guide.

Rare Visions Roadside Revelations

Publisher: Kansas City Star Books
ISBN: 9780971292024
Size: 11.13 MB
Format: PDF
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Companion book to KCPT's award-winning public television series. Includes an amazing array of art and oddities, food and fun, and a world of creativity in some of the most unexpected places.