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  1. Waldmire's Wheels Updated

    Bob Waldmire was a gifted pen and ink artist who lived on, loved and gave image to Route 66 and the country that surrounded it. He has a marvelous collection of vehicles, including a renovated school bus to get himself down the road.
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  2. Death of an American Icon Updated

    Photographer Arnold Berkman created a unique, if controversially named, collection of pictures of Route 66 between Illinois and California. See his full collection at http://www.arnoldberkmanphotography.com/.
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  3. Trip Talk Images Updated

    Images used in the American Road Trip Talk Blog
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  4. Cave of the Mounds Updated

    Cave of the Mounds attractions in SW Wisconsin.
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  5. Buchanan Pub and Hotel, Mercersberg, MD Updated

    Featured stop on the Buchanan Highway between Maryland and Pennsylvania.
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  6. Christmas, Michigan Updated

    Tiny community in Northern Michigan's Upper Peninsula just west of Munising, MI. Home of the world's tallest Santa.
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  7. Seiad Valley Pancake Challenge Updated

    The Seiad Valley is at the heart of the "Lost State of Jefferson" described in the Fall 2010 Issue of American Road Magazine.
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  8. Bronner's Christmas Wonderland Updated

    Bronner's Christmas Wonderland is a landmark complex in Frankenmuth, MI 70 miles north of Detroit. Founded by Wally Bronner after WWII; it was dedicated to celebrating CHRIST-mas year round both inside the store and out. It has since become a landmark well known throughout the Midwest.
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  9. Lincoln Remembered Weekend Updated

    Feb. 11 & 12, 2011 City of Vandalia, Illinois will remember Abraham Lincoln and the anniversary of the Civil War.
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  10. Virtual Route 66 Updated

    In 2010 three graduate students Ann King, Tina Lai and Marc Meyer from California State University East Bay campus created “The Mother Road Multimedia Experience”. The project was described in the Tunnel Vision column of the Winter 2010 edition of The American Road Magazine.
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  11. Toy Treasure Trove Updated

    The Millers Kruger Street Toy and Train Museum, Wheeling, W. Va houses toys and train sets from the 1890's to today.
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  12. A Christmas Story House Updated

    In 1983 The Christmas Story movie didn't make much of an impact. But it has become a Christmas classic. The house that represented the essence of Christmas in the 50's still exists in Cleveland and has a museum attached.
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  13. Power Penguin Updated

    Up in Cut Bank, Montana it gets mighty cold and to honor that fact, Ron Gustafson, the former owner of the Glacier Gateway Inn and Plaza built a 27' tall penguin. It was featured in the Holiday Tour Winter 2010 issue of American Road Magazine. Ron now owns an RV Park on the Gulf of Mexico. No more penguin patties for him!
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  14. Neon in the Spotlight Updated

    The Museum of Neon Art is located in Los Angeles, CA and that is where the first neon sign appeared in the US in 1923. The pictures in the album represent some of the neon signs preserved by the museum. The American Road TripTalk was with Kim Koga, museum director in 2011.
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  15. Eco Trek Plant Power Updated

    Tom Holm is a man on a mission to change the way Americans travel our favorite roadways without becoming enslaved to foreign oil based fuels. In early 2011, Tom completed a 10,000-mile Eco Trek from coast to coast and back powered solely by cellulosic ethanol. It’s a fuel derived from corn husks, stalks, and other plant byproducts and is currently produced by a company named POET (www.poet.com). You can follow Tom's entire Eco Trek journey through his blog at http://www.ecotrek.com/blog. Find out more about the Eco Trek Foundation at www.ecotrek.com.
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  16. Mercedes Pens Updated

    Costas Schuler glued over 10,000 used pens to his 1981 Mercedes Benz and created a rolling work of art. It has made Costas "The Pen Guy" and given him the dream of one day creating a roadside attraction in California simply known as "Pentopia".
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  17. Fallen Shoe Tree Updated

    Around New Years 2011 tragedy struck the shoe tree on the loneliest stretch of highway in America highway, US 50 near Middlegate, Nevada.
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  18. Extinction Theater Updated

    The Extinction Theater is a multi-media presentation of a crucial change in the world's history from the age of the dinosaurs to the age of the mammals. The Exhibit is part of the talisman energy fossil Exhibition housed in the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa, Canada.
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  19. Weeki Wachee Wonders Updated

    The famous Weeki Wachee underwater show was founded by a former navy diver following WWII in a natural spring in northwest Florida. For over 60 years generations of mermaids have entertained thousands of tourists in the underwater arena. In 2008 Florida made Weeki Wachee its 160th state park.
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  20. National Tropical Botanical Garden Updated

    The NTBG is a collection of gardens on Kaua`i, the westernmost of the Hawaiian Islands. It is a refuge for tropical plants near extinction from around the world and in Hawaii.
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  21. Oldest Loneliest Highway Updated

    Rollin Southwell has created www.lincolnhighway.com to preserve the history of the Lincoln Highway, US 50 as it passes through the central Nevada desert. He calls it the Oldest, Loneliest Highway in America.
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  22. The Green Highway Updated

    The State of Washington is developing electrical charging stations all along US 5 as part of the West Coast Green Highway that will one day stretch from Vancouver, Canada to Baja California. This includes a Scenic Byway to Stevens Pass on US 2 up over the mountains.
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  23. Breezy Rider Updated

    Dave Preston has been an enthusiast of anything with pistons since he was a little tyke. He has been a long time columnist for the American Road Magazine and old friend of editor Thomas Repp and his wife Becky. His deepest passion is reserved for motorcycles which he says are the only way to REALLY appreciate the American Road.
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  24. Desert Dinos Updated

    Claude Bell was a man who could dream bigger than most men can imagine. Two enormous concrete dinosaurs that command the Mohave desert town of Cabazon, California are silent witnesses to his hard work, persistence and vision. The desert dinos were featured in our spring 2011 American Road Magazine column The World’s Largest Things.
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  25. Erika Nelson, World's Largest Things Updated

    Erika Nelson is the artist who created traveling art show called The World's Largest Collection of the World's Smallest Copies of the World's Largest Things. http://www.worldslargestthings.com/

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