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This gorgeous hand-carved carousel in Mississippi was built in 1895

Sweetums and I were traveling through Meridian, Miss., in a driving rainstorm when I reme mbered it was the home of a Highland Park Dentzel Carousel.Dentzel Carousel Co. of Pennsylvania was one of the foremost makers of carousels at the turn of the 20th century. Only two survive in the U.S., and this is the… Continue reading This gorgeous hand-carved carousel in Mississippi was built in 1895

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The reason this rural Mississippi church has such odd architecture

In rural Mississippi, near Alcorn State University, a small church makes a stately but unusual silhouette. Bethel Presbyterian Church is missing its steeple and its hind-end but it has managed to survive in this spot near Port Gibson since the 1840s. Sweetums and I stumbled on the church while visiting Windsor Ruins, which is located… Continue reading The reason this rural Mississippi church has such odd architecture

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The Old Mill from ‘Gone With the Wind’ was like a painting

From Sunday, July 21 through Friday, July 26, Sweetums and I drove 2,150 miles from Huntsville, Alabama, to Fort Worth, Texas, and back again. I am posting the stops in order of the trip. Most sites will be included in my upcoming Guide to Southern Oddities. Last stop!!! This is the last recap from our… Continue reading The Old Mill from ‘Gone With the Wind’ was like a painting

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Model trains deliver your food directly to the table at this fun Arkansas eatery

From Sunday, July 21 through Friday, July 26, Sweetums and I drove 2,150 miles from Huntsville, Alabama, to Fort Worth, Texas, and back again. I am posting the stops in order of the trip. Most sites will be included in my upcoming Guide to Southern Oddities. Stop No. 19: All Aboard Restaurant and Grill 6813… Continue reading Model trains deliver your food directly to the table at this fun Arkansas eatery

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This Victorian bathhouse was more like a mansion filled with odd torture devices

From Sunday, July 21 through Friday, July 26, Sweetums and I drove 2,150 miles from Huntsville, Alabama, to Fort Worth, Texas, and back again. I am posting the stops in order of the trip. Most sites will be included in my upcoming Guide to Southern Oddities. Stop No. 18: Fordyce Bathhouse Museum, Hot Springs, Ark.… Continue reading This Victorian bathhouse was more like a mansion filled with odd torture devices