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By looking at Roadside Attractions, students can explore the whimsical, extravagant architecture that accompanied American auto culture of the 1920s and 1930s. Those interested in learning more will find that the Internet offers a variety of interesting and entertaining materials.

Society for Commercial Archeology
The Society for Commercial Archeology (SCA) is the oldest national organization devoted to the artifacts, structures, signs, and symbols of the 20th-century commercial landscape. SCA's Web page offers links to a variety of sites related to historic highways and roadside attractions.

Minnesota Historical Society
The Minnesota Historical Society's Roadside Architecture Web page presents a list (and some photographs) of various roadside attractions in the state, including Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox in Bemidji, Minnesota.

World's Largest Roadside Attractions
This Web page features information on roadside attractions around the world that have either been proclaimed as the world's largest, or are, by virtue of their uniqueness or size, in all likelihood the largest.

Gallery of Huge Beings
This Web page highlights a collection of fiberglass and concrete giants scattered along our highways and by-ways. Included on the site is an image of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox in Bemidji, Minnesota.

 

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