Oddball Indiana
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By Jerome Pohlen

Trade Paper, EPUB, PDF, Mobipocket

Published May 2017

Indiana often calls itself the Crossroads of the Nation. It’s not also perhaps the very nexus of US weirdness. Armed with Oddball Indiana, you’ll soon discover the strange underbelly of the Hoosier State, from brain sandwiches to square donuts. Indiana has monuments to Michael Jackson, the comic strip character Joe Palooka, and the World’s Largest Egg. It's where Alka-Seltzer and Wonder Bread were invented, where A Christmas Story actually took place, and where the good but angry citizens of Plainfield conspired to dump President Martin Van Buren in a mud puddle. Along with humorous histories and offbeat observations, Oddball Indiana provides addresses, websites, hours, fees, and driving directions for each of its 350+ entries.

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The Oddball travel series features places, people, and things that can't be found in any ordinary travel guide. Veteran traveler, buff of bizarre history, and oddball enthusiast Jerome Pohlen travels the Midwest and beyond to scout out the places people really want to see. He includes all the practical information needed to visit these wonderful and often obscure sites, such as maps, directions, addresses, phone numbers, websites, hours of operation, and costs. Pohlen also provides a wealth of regional history mixed with humor that will appeal to the armchair traveler as well as those more familiar with the blue highways. These books make funny, fascinating, and useful gifts. At least one belongs in every glove box—you never know when you'll be in range of an oddball adventure!