Oregon Curiosities, 2nd: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities, and Other Offbeat Stuff

Oregon Curiosities, 2nd: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities, and Other Offbeat Stuff

by Harriet Baskas
     
 

Your round-trip ticket to the wildest, wackiest, most outrageous people, places, and things the Beaver State has to offer!Whether you’re a born-and-raised Oregonian, a recent transplant, or just passing through, Oregon Curiosities will have you laughing out loud as Harriet Baskas takes you on a rollicking tour of the strangest sides of the Beaver State. &bull

Overview

Your round-trip ticket to the wildest, wackiest, most outrageous people, places, and things the Beaver State has to offer!Whether you’re a born-and-raised Oregonian, a recent transplant, or just passing through, Oregon Curiosities will have you laughing out loud as Harriet Baskas takes you on a rollicking tour of the strangest sides of the Beaver State. • Meet the lovely but carnivorous Darlingtonia californica lily and the ghostly Bandage Man from logger’s heaven. • Discover the Best Funky Food Show, where Jell-O is the medium with the message; the Silvy 250, a race in which love seats and recliners get rolling; and an infamous lighthouse known as “Terrible Tilly,” where only the dead are welcome to stay.• Experience a town with streets full of frogs, an eight-state mac ’n’ cheese contest, and the unsettling Oregon Vortex where gravity goes giddy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762749713
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/06/2010
Series:
Curiosities Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
328
Sales rank:
1,080,939
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.79(d)

Meet the Author

Harriet Baskas is a writer and an award-winning radio producer. She reviews airports for Expedia.com and is a regular travel columnist for USATODAY.com, writing about airports and travel etiquette. She is the author of Stuck at the Airport (2001, Fireside/Simon & Schuster) as well as numerous books on travel in the Pacific Northwest, where she makes her home in Seattle, Washintgon. A regular contributor to National Public Radio, reporting most often on museums and unusual collections, Baskas is currently finishing up a twenty-six-part series, The Hidden Treasures Radio Project, all about objects and collections in museums that the public rarely gets to see.

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