Weird U.S.: Your Travel Guide to America's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., May 1, 2009 - Travel - 349 pages
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What’s weird around here? That’s a question Mark Moran and Mark Sceurman have asked themselves for years. And it’s exactly their offbeat sense of curiosity that led the duo to create the phenomenal Weird N.J. and the successful series that followed. What’s NOT shockingly odd here: every Weird book has become a bestseller in its region.

Now the weirdness is finally in paperback for the first time! Six titles--including Weird U.S., which covers all 50 states--will reach a fresh audience eager to get these cool collections at a more popular price and smaller size. Plus, there’s an exciting brand-new volume, covering the wonderfully weird state of Louisiana.

 

 

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Before reading this, I assumed – per a South Park episode – that Al Gore was the only person who believed in the notorious Man-Bear-Pig chimera. Now I know otherwise. Reveling in a collage of myths ... Read full review

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There's something deliciously demented about two young men who wander the country in search of the bizarre, unexplained, or just plain nutty. Having had success, and plenty of reader response, with ... Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
7
Local Legends
11
Ancient Mysteries
39
Fabled People and Places
58
Unexplained Phenomena
88
Bizarre Beasts
107
Local Heroes and Villains
129
Personalized Properties
157
Roadside Odyssey
187
Roads Less Traveled
213
Gateways to Hell
228
Cemetery Safari
283
Abandoned in America
314
Index
346
Picture and Editorial Credits
351
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About the author (2009)

Mark Moran is an antiques dealer and author, and contributing editor for Antique Trader Weekly. Heas written many antiques and collectibles references including Warmanas McCoy Pottery, Warmanas Cookie Jars and Warmanas Fiesta.

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