Going to the Fair

I’ve been driving past this sign for a while now and I just love it. It screams summer in rural America. It’s not a billboard, but a large sign on a farm vehicle. I had to stop to snap a few shots of this great display of community enthusiasm. By no means am I photo editing expert or anything close, but I enjoyed playing with effects.

Hope you are enjoying your summer!

Friday Links

History & film buffs: You may have noticed that Google is celebrating the 71st birthday of The Wizard of Oz movie (1939). I just love Judy Garland. The book is titled The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, dating to 1900.

It’s county fair season in Vermont! Visit the proclaimed largest agricultural fair (in Vermont), the 62nd Addison County fair through Sunday August 14.

Taking a road trip soon? Check out Roadside Peek for a large collection of neon, kitsch, maps, attractions, and a roadside blog. The formatting of the site seems a bit off, but the information is very entertaining.

Someday I want to travel the Loneliest Road in America (but not alone!) — Highway 50 across Nevada, paralleling the Pony Express Trail. Find more road trip routes via America’s Byways.

Meet the new President of the National Trust, Stephanie Meeks, via a video and a letter on the Preservation Nation blog.

I Googled “I love historic preservation” and some of the first links I see include quotes that say, “I love historic preservation, but…” That is not what should appear! No qualifiers! What do you think?

On a happier note, more and more organizations are providing curriculum assistance for teachers who want to engage their students in historic preservation and history. Check out the Teachers and Students Portal from the Wisconsin Historical Society.

If I had my own street, it would surely be this:

By author, December 2006, Cape Cod, MA.

Happy weekend!