Sunday, July 31, 2005

Where in the World Is This Sign?

Where in the world is this sign? I'd like to know. I love the sign and would like to feature where in the world it is located. If you know, please let us know. You can comment to this post. Thanks.

Saturday, July 30, 2005

College Football Hall of Fame

This state-of-the-art attraction features the history of college football, with all its great athletes, coaches, and memorable games. That inaugural class of 1951 included 54 legends and pioneers of the game like Walter Camp, Jim Thorpe, Red Grange, Amos Alonzo Stagg, and Knute Rockne. Today more than 900 legendary players and coaches from NCAA Division I-A, I-AA, II, III, and the NAIA are enshrined in the Hall.

Other featured hall of famers include quarterbacks Terry Bradshaw, John Brodie, John Elway, Roman Gabriel, Bob Griese, John Hadl, Paul Hornung, Joe Kapp, Bobby Layne, Chuck Long, Archie Manning, Dan Marino, Jim McMahon, Don Meredith, Craig Morton, Jim Plunkett, Roger Staubach, Fran Tarkenton, Joe Theisman, Norm Van Brocklin, Danny White, Doug Williams, and Steve Young.

Also running backs Marcus Allen, Sammy Baugh, Ricky Bell, Jim Brown, Earl Campbell, Larry Csonka, Tony Dorsett, Frank Gifford, George Gipp, Otto Graham, Red Grange, Archie Griffin, Tom Harmon, Elroy "Crazy Legs" Hirsch, Bo Jackson, Bill "White Shoes Johnson, Billy Killmer, Nile Kinnick, Sid Luckman, Johnny Majors, Ed Marinaro, Hugh McElhenny, Lydell Mitchell, Bronco Nagurski, Jack Pardee, Walter Payton, Mel Renfro, Johnny Rodgers, George Rogers, Barry Sanders, Gayle Sayers, OJ Simpson, Jim Thorpe, Doak Walker, and Herschel Walker.

Receivers such as Terry Beasley, Fred Biletnikoff, Anthony Carter, J.J. Jefferson, Ozzie Newsome, Lynn Swann, and Kellen Winslow.

Defensive players such as Dick Butkus, Vern Den Herder, Fred Dryer, Darrell Green, Hugh Green, Joe Greene, Jack Ham, Jim Haslett, Michael Haynes, Ted Hendricks, Willie Lanier, Alan Page, Lee Roy Selmon, Mike Singletary, Billy Ray Smith, Bubba Smith, Randy White, Reggie White, and Jack Youngblood.

Address: College Football Hall of Fame, 111 S. Saint Joseph's Street, South Bend, Indiana 46601; 574-235-9999; 800-440-3263. Web:

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Wisconsin Pet Hall of Fame

The WVMA established the Wisconsin Pet Hall of Fame to give Wisconsin veterinarians the opportunity to honor the outstanding contributions our animal companions make in human lives. The Pet Hall of Fame celebrates the strength and meaningfulness of the bond between humans and animals. Nominees are living pets who, through unselfish accomplishment, exemplify the affection, loyalty, security and value of the human-animal bond.

Address: Wisconsin Pet Hall of Fame, Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association, 301 N. Broom Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53703; 608-257-3665; Fax: 608-257-8989. Email: Web:

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Motorcycle Hall of Fame

In 2004, the two major motorcycle halls of fame merged the halls to create one central hall of fame for motorcycles -- in Pickerington, Ohio. The other hall became the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa.

Address: Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum, 13515 Yarmouth Drive, Pickerington, Ohio 43147; 614-856-2222; Fax: 614-856-2221. Email: Hall of fame listing:

Monday, July 18, 2005

More Handball Halls of Fame

Below are the names and other details about a few of the statewide Handball Halls of Fame that honor local handball heroes.

Address: SCHA Handball Hall of Fame, Southern California Handball Association, Los Angeles Athletic Club, 431 W. Seventh Street, Los Angeles, California 90014, 213-625-2211. Web:

Address: Minnesota Handball Hall of Fame, Minnesota State Handball Association, 120 N. Westwood Drive, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55422; Fax: 612-377-0274. Email: Web: Display at the Minneapolis Athletic Club.

Address: Colorado Handball Hall of Fame; 303-290-9142. Web:

Address: Missouri State Handball Hall of Fame, Missouri State Handball Association, 1515 Fawnvalley Drive, Des Peres, Missouri 63131; 314-965-7377. Web: Listing:

Address: Ohio Handball Hall of Fame, Greater Cincinnati Handball Association, Cincinnati, Ohio. Email: Web:

Sunday, July 17, 2005

Handball Capital of the World

Tucson, Arizona is the Handball Capital of the World, home of the United States Handball Association, and the USHA Handball Hall of Fame.

Address: United States Handball Association, 2333 N. Tucson Boulevard, Tucson, Arizona 85716; 800-289-8742. Email: Web: Listing of hall of famers:

Tucscon is also home to the Pima County Sports Hall of Fame, which is dedicated to individuals who have given their love, energy, time, and resources to advance sports in Pima County.

Address: Pima County Sports Hall of Fame, La Placita Village, 110 S. Church Avenue #4198, Tucson, Arizona 85701; 520-514-1600. Email:

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

World's Largest Corn Stalk

The World's Largest Corn Stalk is located near Shelby, Iowa. Take a gander, but don't eat any ears.

This 76' steel sculpture lies along Shelby's Interstate 80 exit. It symbolizes the importance of agriculture for the Shelby area. The sculpture highlights the major commodities produced by area farmers: corn, beef, and pork. Sculptor Cliff Carlson of Wesley, Iowa was commissioned to design the sculpture.

Shelby is also the Purple Martin Capital of Iowa.

Address: City of Shelby, 419 East Street, P.O. Box 186, Shelby, Iowa 51570; 712-544-2404; Fax: 712-544-2703. Email: Web:

Sunday, July 03, 2005

World's Largest Collection of Grant Wood Paintings

Young Corn, the painting above, is just one of many paintings from the world's largest collection of Grant Wood paintings housed in the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Other paintings include Old Stone Barn, Woman with Plants, and Indian Creek featured below.

Address: Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, 410 Third Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401-1606; 319-366-7503. Email: Web: