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Posts from the ‘United States’ Category

3
Jan

Twenty-Five Unnatural Wonders of the Western Roadside: Santo Domingo Trading Post (Domingo, New Mexico)

Here’s the place to stock up on rubber tom-toms, child sixe feathered war bonnets, and deerskin moccasins in styles that haven’t changed since Lucy and Desi traveled West with the Merzes. Read more »

3
Jan

Twenty-Five Unnatural Wonders of the Western Roadside: Salt Palace (Grand Saline, Texas)

“We are the only salt house in North America,” said the woman in charge of the Salt Palace, and when we asked about salt houses on other continents she admitted that she had heard of none. So this may be the only salt house on earth! Read more »

27
Dec

Twenty-Five Unnatural Wonders of the Western Roadside: Ponderosa Ranch (Incline Village, Nevada)

When “Bonanza” first went on the air in 1959, the Ponderosa Ranch where it was supposed to take place did not exist except as soundstages in Hollywood. Outdoor scenes were filmed at the north shore of Lake Tahoe in Nevada; at the beginning of each episode, the titles appeared over a burning map that shoed exactly where Ben Cartright and his three boys (Adam, Little Joe, and Hoss) lived. Read more »

27
Dec

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

Old Tucson consist of 140 buildings originally constructed in 1939 as a set for the movie Arizona, which took place in 1865 and featured some on thousand modern Tucsonians in roles as extras, playing their ancestors. Read more »

27
Dec

Twenty-Five Unnatural Wonders of the Western Roadside: Old Rip’s Final Resting Place (Eastland, Texas)

Old Rip was pet horned toad who belonged to the son of Eastland Justice of the Peace Ernest Wood, and who was put into the cornerstone of the town courthouse, alongside a Bible, when the building was dedicated in 1897. Read more »