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Mitchell, South Dakota. Home of the Last Crop Palace

October 22, 2016


The world’s only remaining crop palace is a premier tourist attraction in this small city of a little over 15,000. The Mitchell Corn Palace is certainly something to see, and some 500,000 tourists come each year from all over the country to do exactly that. They wander through the inside of the building, reading the […]

Tucson, Arizona. Pulp Fiction Cover Art – Might Equals Right

November 6, 2015


Back in the day, before a couple of taps on a keyboard could transport a person to any place in the world, those of us east of the Mississippi formed our impressions about the American West from the popular entertainment of the times. Of course, not all we read or watched was accurate, and one […]

The Gem of the Desert – The Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Wickenburg, AZ

December 11, 2014


The wide-open, rugged beauty of the historic town of Wickenburg provides the perfect setting for the gem of the desert, the Caballeros Western Museum. While it is primarily an art museum, there is lots to see for those who think they are not interested in art – in fact, it’s just those people who might […]

All That Sparkles Is Not Gold – Sometimes It’s Copper. The Copper Art Museum, Clarkdale, AZ

November 17, 2014


The Copper Art Museum in Clarkdale, AZ makes this small town sparkle. While it’s not billed as the world’s largest collection of copper art, it is enough to literally stun a visitor, both in numbers and diversity. The words “Art” and “Copper” may seem a strange combination, as copper is most often thought of as […]

Abstract Design in Sand and Rock. The Petrified Forest and Painted Desert, Holbrook, AZ.

November 4, 2014


The great Southwest is full of places that make you feel like tiny pebbles on the mountain of time. One of these sites is the Petrified Forest National Park, east of Holbrook, Arizona. This area visually illustrates the long journey of our earth through time – a journey through countless years of history almost beyond […]

April, 2014. Elberta, Alabama. There’s Some Strange Sights in Lower Alabama

April 22, 2014


Those of you who would like to visit Stonehenge, but don’t want the hassle of traveling to England, can get the same experience – sort of – right here in Lower Alabama. Located in a stand of pines behind a marina is an exact, full-size replica of the prehistoric monument located in Wiltshire, England. The […]

October, 2011 – Fairhope, Alabama – Clay City and the Tom Jones Pottery

November 18, 2011


Clay City has its roots deep in the Alabama soil. Not in just any old dirt, mind you, but in a vein of pottery-grade clay that extends from Mobile Bay to Pensacola, Florida. While Clay City certainly isn’t a city now, and probably never was one, that doesn’t stop it from being a well-known destination […]