Roadside Giants

Roadside Giants Author Brian Butko
ISBN-10 0811732282
Release 2005
Pages 90
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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

Roadside Florida Author Peter Genovese
ISBN-10 0811701832
Release 2006
Pages 170
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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.

Dottings on the Roadside in Panama Nicaragua and Mosquito

Dottings on the Roadside  in Panama  Nicaragua  and Mosquito Author Bedford Pim
ISBN-10 HARVARD:32044062369137
Release 1869
Pages 468
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Dottings on the Roadside in Panama Nicaragua and Mosquito has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Dottings on the Roadside in Panama Nicaragua and Mosquito also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Dottings on the Roadside in Panama Nicaragua and Mosquito book for free.

Roadside Tidbits

Roadside Tidbits Author Jan Young
ISBN-10 9781312496934
Release 2014-09-07
Pages 182
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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

Roadside Baseball Author Chris Epting
ISBN-10 9781595809117
Release 2009-04-01
Pages 336
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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

The New B C  Roadside Naturalist Author Richard Cannings
ISBN-10 9781771000550
Release 2014-02-11
Pages 288
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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

Rare Visions   Roadside Revelations Author
ISBN-10 9780971292024
Release 2002-01-01
Pages 160
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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.

California Crazy and Beyond

California Crazy and Beyond Author Jim Heimann
ISBN-10 0811830187
Release 2001-04-01
Pages 180
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In 1980, Los Angeles historian Jim Heimann wrote a book about the oddball roadside architecture that has dotted the American landscape since the advent of the auto. Published by Chronicle Books as California Crazy, it stayed in print for nearly 20 years. Finally, here is the greatly expanded new edition of that sought-after classic. California Crazy and Beyond is packed with madcap restaurants, motels, service stations, and many other businesses shaped like hot dogs, animals, airplanes, pianos, and other architectural anomalies. Over the years, Heimann's continued research has uncovered a multitude of new pictures and forgotten buildings. With over 380 photographs and an illuminating text that tracks the subject well beyond the bounds of the West Coast, California Crazy and Beyond is an authoritative document of a style born in America and spread to all corners of the world.

Kevin Kutz s Lincoln Highway

Kevin Kutz s Lincoln Highway Author Kevin Kutz
ISBN-10 PSU:000060626554
Release 2006
Pages 122
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Rendered in a variety of styles and moods, an array of images, most in color, provides a visual record of the artist's journey along Pennsylvania's Lincoln Highway, capturing the townscapes, rural areas, taverns, barns, bridges, diners, gas stations, motels, and other landmarks along the way. Original.

Roadside Empires

Roadside Empires Author Stan Luxenberg
ISBN-10 UCAL:B4385257
Release 1985
Pages 313
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A business reporter profiles franchise folk heroes and offers a complete explanation of how franchising works, how it has developed, and how it figures into the nation's economy

Road Trip USA Pacific Coast Highway

Road Trip USA Pacific Coast Highway Author Jamie Jensen
ISBN-10 9781631211096
Release 2016-01-05
Pages 160
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Rediscover the Open Road! From the evergreen giants of the Pacific Northwest to the brewski-filled and beachy city of San Diego, the Pacific Coast Highway is the best of the West Coast. Road Trip USA: Pacific Coast Highway is classic roadside Americana at your fingertips! Inside Road Trip USA: Pacific Coast Highway you'll find: A flexible network of route combinations across Americas two-lane highways Mile-by-mile highlights so you can make the most of this winding highway through Olympic National Park, Cape Perpetua, Avenue of the Giants, and Hearst Castle Driving maps covering 1,500 miles of classic American blacktop from the ancient verdant forests of Oregon down the coast to California's gorgeous sunny beaches Full-color vintage and modern photos and illustrations of America both then and now in a slim, portable guide Roadside curiosities, attractions, and detours reveal the personalities of small towns and thriving cities along the route Expert advice from road-warrior Jamie Jensen, who has zoomed along nearly 400,000 miles of highway in search of the perfect stretches of pavement Tips and tools for how to plan your road trip, as well as resources and suggestions for books to read as you explore the West Coast Road Trip USA: Pacific Coast Highway is so full of the beauty of the American road, why wait to start your next adventure? Hit the Road!

Route 66 in Illinois

Route 66 in Illinois Author Joe Sonderman
ISBN-10 9781439645680
Release 2014-06-09
Pages 128
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Between the great cities of Chicago and St. Louis, there are 300 miles of adventure, history, culinary delights, and quirky attractions. This is the “Land of Lincoln” and roadside giants. There are cozy motels, cozy diners, and Cozy Dogs. Interstate 55 will speed travelers to their destination, but Route 66 offers something more. It goes through the hearts of the towns, wandering onto old brick pavement far from the roar of the interstate. Historic restaurants like Lou Mitchell’s in Chicago, the Palms Grill in Atlanta, and the Ariston Cafe in Litchfield still keep their coffee pots warm. Waitresses, pump jockeys, gangsters, cops, and politicians all gave the “Main Street of America” its distinctive personality, and their stories are within these pages. So slow down, take the next exit, and head toward the beckoning neon in the distance. Come explore Route 66 in Illinois—where the road began.

Open Road

Open Road Author Phil Patton
ISBN-10 0671639951
Release 1987-05-01
Pages 304
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A panoramic celebration of American ingenuity and engineering focuses on the myth of the open road as exemplified in the development of American highways and the roadside culture--franchises, motels, and ticky-tack--it has spawned

Roundabout papers Little travls and roadside sketches

Roundabout papers  Little travls and roadside sketches Author William Makepeace Thackeray
ISBN-10 IOWA:31858009637970
Release 1911
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Roundabout papers Little travls and roadside sketches has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Roundabout papers Little travls and roadside sketches also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Roundabout papers Little travls and roadside sketches book for free.


Funworld Author
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924095719039
Release 2006-07
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Funworld has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Funworld also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Funworld book for free.

Weird Indiana

Weird Indiana Author Mark Marimen
ISBN-10 9781402754524
Release 2008
Pages 253
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Discover the places in Indiana where tourists usually don't venture-- it's chock-full of oddball curiosities, ghostly places, local legends, crazy characters, cursed roads, and peculiar roadside attractions.


Highway Author Jeffrey T. Brouws
ISBN-10 NWU:35556040928897
Release 1997
Pages 160
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The growth of highways in the U.S. during the early 20th century marked the beginning of an unprecedented American mobility. The democratic, open nature of the road redefined the American way of life and forever changed the way the average American perceives this country. This collection of original full-color photos and historical essays examines the landscape and roadside culture of America's great highways. 137 photos, 100 in color.