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Tombstone for a Trout

Mrs. Keyte of Blockley, Gloucestershire had a pet trout that would eat worms from her hand. When it died in 1855, she erected a tombstone in its honor. That tombstone remains one of the most popular tourist attractions in Blockley. And it's perhaps the only tombstone for a trout in the world. [National Geographic, 1917]



Posted By: Alex | Date: Mon Jan 07, 2013 | Comments (3)
Category: Death, Obituaries, Pets, Fish, Monuments, Sightseeing, Nineteenth Century

Longfellow’s Wayside Inn



Please rate this video for its boredom content, always using "Wooden Bridge Inspection" as your gold standard.

Add some extra points for the irritating traffic and nature noises in the background, and the wandering eyes of the narrators.

Alternative Mount Rushmores—where are they?

Stonehenge has many imitators. For instance, there's Stonehenge II in Texas, Carhenge in Nebraska, and Fridgehenge in New Mexico.

But what about Mount Rushmore? Are there similarly all kinds of alternative Mount Rushmores tucked away in obscure corners of the world? I would have thought so. After all, it's one of the most famous landmarks in the world and seems ripe for creative re-interpretation.

However, the only alternative Mount Rushmore that I'm aware of is Florence Deeble's Mount Rushmore in her rock garden in Lucas, Kansas. Am I missing something here? There must be more Mount Rushmores out there, but where are they?


Posted By: Alex | Date: Sat Jun 02, 2012 | Comments (6)
Category: Landmarks, Monuments, Sightseeing

Judge Parker’s Gallows

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Here you see the main attraction at Fort Smith National Park. A recreation of the gallows where Hanging Judge Isaac Parker sent 79 criminals to their death.

And people say kids will get bored at such historical monuments! This makes history come alive! Er, come dead...?
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat May 19, 2012 | Comments (12)
Category: Death, Law, Judges, Recreation, Regionalism, Monuments

White Sands National Monument





Do they still let you sand-ski in the park? Or are you only allowed to look at weapons of mass destruction?

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Oct 03, 2009 | Comments (3)
Category: Landmarks, Monuments, Sightseeing, North America, Natural Wonders, Weapons
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