Strange But True, America: Weird Tales from All 50 States

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John Hafnor, 2009 - History - 160 pages
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Strange But True America was selected as a Award Finalist in The National Best Books 2009 Awards, and as a Highlighted Title by Independent Publisher Magazine.

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User Review  - chris227 - LibraryThing

An book full of interesting tales about states. I wouldn't classify most of the tales as strange but most are interesting. Great pictures illustrate the stories making the book even more enjoyable. Great read for trivia lovers. Read full review

Review: Strange But True, America: Weird Tales from All 50 States

User Review  - Wendy Hines - Goodreads

Strange but True, America takes us on a very unique and interesting journey through history. For each of the fifty states, there is a strange, but true, tale. Of course being from Indiana, I ... Read full review


Words from the Illustrator
Colorado Highest Horse Captures Nations Heart
Hawaii Sailors Shatter South Seas Tranquility
Kentucky Epic Quake Reroutes Mighty Mississippi
Louisiana Mother of All Logjams Blocks Waterway
Missouri LifeorDeath Run Is Legendary
New Mexico Ancients Tempt Fate at Leaning Tower
Oregon Pals Launch Enterprise with a Swoosh
Rhode Island In God They Trusted Sometimes
Tennessee Fabled Lost Sea Is Found
Utah First Railroad Across America Or Was It?
Washington Missing Planets Biggest Waterfall
Wyoming Gold Rumor Triggers Stampede

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About the author (2009)

John Hafnor lives just west of Fort Collins, Colorado. He is a graduate of Augustana College. He studied at Schiller University in Heidelberg, Germany. Hafnor began his career in San Antonio as publicist for a North American Soccer League team. Later, he was director of marketing for the Rapid City (SD) Journal, and then the Stockton (CA) Record. Hafnor spent 12 years as director of sales/marketing for GIS World, GeoEurope and Business Geographics magazines. He enjoys frequent travel with his wife Lori, sons Adam, Joel, and Andrew, and step-daughters Kellie and Emily. Also, a National Best Book Awards winner; double 2010 Silver Medalist, Indie Book Awards.

From an early age, Dale Crawford wanted to be an artist. Growing up in the 1950s influenced his other great love in life the lore of the Old West. After art school, Crawford worked at ad agencies and art studios in Wisconsin. But in 1973, the desire to head west was too much. The Crawford family loaded the car and headed for Colorado, where they still reside today. Dale has provided illustrations for more than 25 books and numerous magazine articles with a western theme. These days Dale divides his time freelancing his talents as an illustrator and producing western and wildlife fine art. Crawford is married to Fran, and has one daughter and two wonderful grandchildren.

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