For this article, Mike Starling and Gene Purcell were tasked (perhaps by themselves) with writing an A to Z guide to the Mississippi River for visitors to La Crosse, Wisconsin.
One day this summer I woke up and realized I was in South Dakota. Then I remembered the really scary part. I was there on purpose.
Let me tell ya, the things I do to get a story… I’ve slam-danced, spelunked, bungee-jumped, stayed awake through an entire Third District Congressional Forum and stopped at Wall Drug. But I think you’ll agree that on Saturday night, I went above and beyond the call of duty when I ate a two-inch mealy worm. Raw.
ALLIANCE, Nebraska – It sits there, silent and solitary, in the middle of the Nebraskan plains. It's a couple miles from any real sign of civilization. It's not on the road to any major tourist destinations. It's not a money-making venture, and there is no admission charged to see it. There doesn't seem to be any rational reason for its existence.
And yet, there it is, all the same. It is Carhenge, one American man's tribute to England's famed Stonehenge, and it is built entirely from primer-gray junk cars.
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