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Posts from the ‘United States’ Category

18
Dec

Twenty-Five Unnatural Wonders of the Western Roadside: Silver Queen Of Nevada (Virginia City, Nevada, In the Silver Queen City)

Lee and Ruby Carel, proprietors of the Silver Queen , wanted to honor the Comstock Lode, which yielded more than a billion dollars; worth of silver and made Virginia City one of the most prosperous places in America in the 1870s. Read more »

29
Nov

Twenty-Five Unnatural Wonders of the Western Roadside: Corn Palace (Mitchell, South Dakota)

September is the best time to come see the Corn Palace, when the exterior wall space on this Byzantine edifice is freshly covered with multicolored corn cobs, oats, barley, sorghum grain, and assorted grasses- all precisely arranges to form immense murals. Read more »

25
Jul

Twenty-five Unnatural Wonders of the Western Roadside: Chief Yellow Horse Trading Post (Lupton, Arizona)

Nestled against a red-rock butte near the New Mexico border along Route 40, Chief Yellow Horse Trading Post has everything… and everything MUST GO! Read more »

18
Jul

Twenty-five Unnatural Wonders of the Western Roadside: Cadillac Ranch (Amarillo, Texas)

Alongside interstate 40, formally Route 66, five miles west of Amarillo, ten Cadillac’s were half-buried in the ground, nose down, in 1974. Read more »

18
Jul

Twenty-five Unnatural Wonders of the Western Roadside: Big Pile of Bones (North of Dixon, New Mexico)

If you are in the market for a set of longhorns to mount on your car or in your den, or if you need some cattle skulls to decorate your porch or patio, or if you’ve just got a hankering to surround yourselves with jawbones, rib cages, and vertebrae- all picked up clean and gleaming white- this is the boneyard for you. Read more »