Secret America: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure



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Title: Secret America: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure
Author: David Baugher
Size: 6 x 9
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781681061238

Did you know

…that a hidden room exists behind Abraham Lincoln’s head on Mt. Rushmore?

…that North Carolina was almost accidentally destroyed in a nuclear holocaust?

…that the Mason-Dixon Line had nothing to do with dividing north from south?

…that Major League Baseball once hosted a single game between three different teams?

…that there is a designated state highway in Michigan where cars are not allowed?

…that 21 people were once killed by a 15-foot wave of molasses that devastated a Boston neighborhood?

…that the National Security Agency has a gift shop with logoed merchandise?

Whether you want to visit the New York grave where Uncle Sam is buried, stop by the future hometown of Star Trek’s Captain Kirk in Iowa or see the room in California where the Internet was created, Secret America: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure is your ticket to some of the nation’s least-known but most interesting spots. It is here where you can explore a historical marker dedicated to Barack and Michelle Obama’s first kiss, find out how to acquire logoed merchandise at the National Security Agency’s gift shop or examine why Case Western Reserve University has such an unusual name.

Secret America is a look at the United States as you’ve never seen it before—a tourist guide that gives you answers to the questions no tourist ever never knew they were supposed to ask. If you are tired of trying to enliven dull family road trips searching backroads for the World’s Largest Ball of Twine, this is a handbook for truly interesting sites that can transform any cross-country adventure into a tour of the unique spots that make America the odd but fascinating nation that it is.

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Weight 0.8 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 9 in


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