I was driving up US 401 to check out the new SPUI for I-540 when I saw this large Paul Bunyan looking statue in a field overlooking the work zone. I figure that that kind of road art is endangered, especially that close to the construction of the Interstate. The idea of this page was born then and there.
The left-hand picture was taken on US 401 just north of I 540 in
March 2004. By 2007, the statue had been moved. The
right-hand picture was taken in 2013 in a building materials yard
east of the US 1/I 540 interchange. This is the same statue,
repainted. The business uses an image of the statue as its logo,
but with a red shirt instead of a green one. This is a "Paul
Bunyan" type of statue, but actually is a "Muffler Man". He has an
entry at Roadside America at www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/7857
This small village is the work of Henry L. Warren, a primitive
artist. For more info:
One of the weirdest things I've chanced upon is the Original Hollywood Horror Show which is in the middle of the woods on Bass Mountain Road a half mile from NC 87 south of Graham NC. This kind of show would be normal in a tourist trap area, such as Cherokee or Gatlinburg, or even Myrtle Beach, but not in rural Piedmont North Carolina.
An appropriate house marker on University Station Road just north of the railroad tracks between US 70 and Old NC 10 in Orange County NC. There was once a railroad station near here for the college students to change trains from the main line to a short run train to the train station in West End (now Carrboro) for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
On US 70 just west of I 85.
Overlooking Rapid City are statues of dinosaurs in a city park built in the 1930's as a WPA project.