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

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John Hafnor, 2009 - History - 160 pages
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The front 75% of the book is a series of oddball tales — one or more from each state — and a matching Crawford illustration for each. The final section of the book is the interactive “Thumbing Through America's Weird Past,” featuring sound-bite tales tied to a map that leads readers on a virtual trip through all 50 states.
 

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User Review  - VickiNFlorida - Borders

I love trivia! I love learning interesting facts about places/people/things. I also love the fact that it exercises my brain, which helps prevent alzhiemers. This book is filled with strange but true ... Read full review

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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

Contents

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8
Colorado Highest Horse Captures Nations Heart
22
Hawaii Sailors Shatter South Seas Tranquility
36
Kentucky Epic Quake Reroutes Mighty Mississippi
50
Louisiana Mother of All Logjams Blocks Waterway
52
Missouri LifeorDeath Run Is Legendary
66
New Mexico Ancients Tempt Fate at Leaning Tower
80
Oregon Pals Launch Enterprise with a Swoosh
94
Rhode Island In God They Trusted Sometimes
100
Tennessee Fabled Lost Sea Is Found
106
Utah First Railroad Across America Or Was It?
112
Washington Missing Planets Biggest Waterfall
118
Wyoming Gold Rumor Triggers Stampede
124
Index
151
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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.

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