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(Lifehacker)   Cool: Photographer spends 40 years documenting US roadside attractions. Awesome: The Library of Congress cataloged them and released them into the public domain   (lifehacker.com) divider line
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2020-07-15 3:31:49 PM  
~2,500 are Paul Bunyan statues.
 
2020-07-15 3:47:52 PM  
Now this thing --

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When I was a kid growing up in the 60s and 70s, you'd see these old pagoda gas stations all over the Milwaukee area. A local architect designed them for Wadham's, a local gas station chain that was before my time, but they left their mark across the landscape.

Today, I know of only two left in Milwaukee County. One is a small museum, it's on 76th & National in Dirty 'Stallis. Another one's on Lincoln Ave. somewhere on the Sout' Side where it sits in one of those crappy used car lots. There's one more up in Cedarburg that's glorious. Out of a hundred or more, those three are all that's left.

This photo, the station's gone, but the brick building still exists. You can still see the shadow of the pagoda on the bricks, too. It's on S. 1st and Walker, a couple blocks North of the Allen-Bradley clock tower.
 
2020-07-15 3:48:46 PM  
The Dungeonmaster in me is thinking "How can I use these for an urban fantasy campaign?"
 
2020-07-15 3:54:37 PM  
Now this place

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...is still there. Hasn't changed a bit.
 
2020-07-15 4:30:37 PM  
I went too deep



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2020-07-15 9:09:27 PM  
List fails without:

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The Biggest Ball Of Twine In Minnesota-Weird Al Yankovic
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2020-07-16 4:00:59 AM  
They include a Bennigan's and an Office Depot in Denver, but not Davy's Chuck Wagon?
 
2020-07-16 4:05:05 AM  
How could they leave this out?
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