Oddball Illinois

Oddball Illinois

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In this updated edition, itOCOs plain to see that the state of Illinois has only gotten weirder. Where there was once just a single Popeye statue in downstate Chester, today the town has monuments to Olive Oyl, SweeOCO Pea, Bluto, the Sea Hag, and more. The creepy Piasa Bird petroglyph on the bluff in Alton now has a roadside pullout with picnic tables, and the two-story outhouse in Gays has a new contemplative garden. With almost twice as many destinations as its predecessor, this edition boasts detailed information on each site?address, phone number, website, hours, entry fees, and driving directions?as well as maps, photos, and a wealth of regional history in the descriptions. Some new sites include HenryOCOs Rabbit Ranch, the WorldOCOs First Jungle Gym, Ahlgrim Acres (a miniature golf course at a funeral home), the Leather Archives and Museum, General Santa AnaOCOs two wooden legs, the WorldOCOs Largest Sock Monkey, the Friendship Shoe Fence, a truck stop with a marionette show, and a coin-operated fire-breathing dragon. There is more between Chicago and St. Louis than cornfields and plenty of fascinating places in the Windy City that arenOCOt on Michigan Avenue, and here is a chance to see these underappreciated sites throughout the state.qOrchard Indian www.curtisorchard.com the arrow-shooting Indian at an orchard on the southwest side of champaign was originally located in danville. It was created by Herb drews in 1949, but it was moved here in 1994. today he guards the trees from apple rustlers. Oak Park ... Seeing Wrighta#39;s work from the outside is always impressive, but visiting the interior is better: take the Home and Studio Tour.

Title:Oddball Illinois
Author:Jerome Pohlen
Publisher:Chicago Review Press - 2012-05-01


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