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Way off the road : discovering the peculiar charms of small-town America

Author: William Geist
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2007.
Series: Thorndike Press large print laugh lines.
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : Biography : English : Large print editionView all editions and formats
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Bill Geist shares tales of eccentric individuals, such as the ninety-three-year-old pilot-paperboy who delivers to his far-flung subscribers by plane and the entrepreneur who finds success employing a sewer vacuum to rid Western ranchers of problematic prairie dogs.
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Genre/Form: Travel writing
Anecdotes
Biography
Humor
Local history
Large type books
Biography Anecdotes
Named Person: William Geist; William Geist
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Geist
ISBN: 9780786296439 0786296437
OCLC Number: 85892389
Description: 343 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Contents: Standstill parade: Whalan, Minnesota --
The flying paperboy: Loyalton, California --
Prairie dog suckers: Cortez, Colorado --
The church of the holy BBQ: Huntsville, Texas --
Frozen dead guy: Nederland, Colorado --
[Flying there] --
The land of lost luggage!: Scottsboro, Alabama --
Red rails in the sunset: Hanlontown, Iowa --
The home of the range: Greenwood, Mississippi --
The alien highway: Rachel, Nevada --
Bombsville: McAlester, Oklahoma --
Illegal porch furniture: Wilson, North Carolina --
[Staying there] --
The cow photographer: New Glarus, Wisconsin --
Population: Elsie: Monowi, Nebraska --
Figure 8 school bus racing: Bithlo, Florida --
Mike the headless chicken: Fruita, Colorado --
The mule train mailman: Supai, Arizona --
[Eating there] --
Roadkill, the man, and other gourmands: Outside of town, Kansas --
The tourist harvest: Olney, Illinois (et al.) --
Silver surfer: San Onofre, California --
The museum of towing: Chattanooga, Tennessee --
Boat church and other outdoor sports sects: Syracuse, Indiana (et al.) --
Flamingos in paradise: Celebration, Florida --
[Driving there] --
Whores and Windex: Pahrump, Nevada --
Moonburgers: Moonshine, Illinois --
Watermelon capital of the world: Luling, Texas --
The nation's icebox: International Falls, Minnesota --
The holy grail of roadside attractions: Cawker City, Kansas (et al.) --
The Napa Valley of cow chips: Beaver, Oklahoma.
Series Title: Thorndike Press large print laugh lines.
Responsibility: Bill Geist.

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Bill Geist shares tales of eccentric individuals, such as the ninety-three-year-old pilot-paperboy who delivers to his far-flung subscribers by plane and the entrepreneur who finds success employing a sewer vacuum to rid Western ranchers of problematic prairie dogs.

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