Serving as not only the birthplace for hundreds of roadside attractions across the country, F.A.S.T. Corporation in Sparta, WI is also somewhat of a mecca for roadside attraction enthusiasts. Located adjacent to their workshops is a roadside attraction graveyard of sorts, a junkyard where the molds used to create the pieces, many of which you’ve seen on this site, lie strewn about, encouraging visitors to walk among them and reminisce on where they may have seen them before. Continue reading
The Cabin of the Root Beer Lady, also known as the Dorothy Molter Museum, tells an interesting tale of the last remaining resident of what is now known as the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northern Minnesota. Dorothy Molter lived on the Isle of Pines on Knife Lake near the Minnesota/Ontario border for more than 56 years, roughly 15 miles from the nearest paved road.
Honk the Moose is a statue of a life-size moose in the Iron Range town of Biwabik, MN. The moose is a depiction of a real life moose who made his winter home in town during the winter of 1935. He stands in a city park in the middle of town, easily visible on the main drag.
In a small cemetery on the edge of a bluff in Winona, MN, lies a most interesting gravesite of a US infantry soldier who served under George Washington in the war for America’s freedom. He is the only Revolutionary War solider buried in the state of MN. Continue reading