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Posts from the ‘United States’ Category

17
Jan

Twenty-Five Unnatural Wonders of the Western Roadside: Wigwam Village (Holbrook, Arizona)

What adventuresome lad or lass hasn’t dreamed of sleeping Indian-style in a wickiup under the stars way out West? Here’s your chance: a whole village of wigwams (actually, tepees: a wigwam is arched or oval, without a point) available at reasonable rates, with color TV and ample parking. Read more »

17
Jan

Twenty-Five Unnatural Wonders of the Western Roadside: Tornado’s Grave (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)

Tornado was the greatest bull in rodeo history. Just outside the Cowboy Hall of Fame, he is interred along an ambling oath that takes visitors past some magnificent bronzes of cowboys as well as monuments to a select few of their best-remembers animals: Baldy (“A Great Cow Pony”), Steamboat (a horse, “Symbol of the Spirit of Wyoming”), Hell’s Angels (“Great Bucking Horse”), and Midnight (a horse: “Please, God, Rest His Soul”). Read more »

17
Jan

Twenty-Five Unnatural Wonders of the Western Roadside: Tucson Rodeo Parade Museum (Tucson, Arizona)

Every year as part of Tucson’s gala Fiesta de Los Vanqueros in late February, the city stages the longest nonmotorized parade in America: 350 Conestoga wagons, stagecoaches, buggies, buckboards, and fringe-top surreys, along with detachments of high-stepping horse and rider in full regalia. Read more »

10
Jan

Twenty-Five Unnatural Wonders of the Western Roadside: Tombstone (Tombstone, Arizona)

Tombstone, site of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, bills itself as “The Town Too Tough to Die.” Read more »

3
Jan

Twenty-Five Unnatural Wonders of the Western Roadside: Tom Mix Monument (Florence, Arizona)

Near this spot on Highway 89, the great cowboy movie actor Tom Mix died in a fatal one- car crash on October 12, 1940. He went out of the world as he had lives: fast and rolling in money. Read more »