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Oddball Minnesota
By Jerome Pholen

Oddball Minnesota

A Guide to Some Really Strange Places

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Oddball Minnesota by Jerome Pholen

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Land of the world's largest prairie chicken, birthplace of Spam, and home of the world's oldest rock, this is Minnesota, where summers are short, winters are long, and back-road wonders abound. This entertaining guide wastes no time with descriptions of scenic lakes, pristine bike trails, or quaint cafes. Instead it directs travellers (and residents) to the spot where Tiny Tim strummed his last notes on the ukulele; to the Cold Spring chapel where two grasshoppers bow down to the Virgin Mary; and to the McLeod County Museum, where the mummy on display could be from Peru or outer space. While ordinary tourists are fighting off mosquitoes in the Boundary Waters, oddball travellers can size up the world's largest ear of corn and admire the fourth Zamboni ever built. And one last thing: there aren't 10,000 lakes in Minnesota; there are 14,215. For travellers who are in search of the unusual, there is no better reason to park the bike and hiking boots in the garage, fill up the gas tank, and hit the road to Minnesota, where weirdness awaits.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781556524783
ISBN-10: 1556524781
Format: Paperback
(215mm x 139mm x 14mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Chicago Review Press
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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While other guides tell travelers about yet another cozy bed-and-breakfast and bike trails through Brown County, "Oddball Indiana" offers wacky pit-stop destinations and little-known historical tidbits for those who want to laugh, not lounge, on their vacation. Photos.

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Author Biography - Jerome Pholen

Jerome Pohlen is the author of the Oddball series and a regular travel commentator for 848 on WBEZ, the Chicago affiliate of National Public Radio. He is a recent recipient of the Illinois Associated Press Broadcasters Award for Best Essay. He lives in Chicago.

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