34 min

Episode 1: Gainesville 35

    • Places & Travel

Giant, kitschy roadside attractions dominated American roadways in the 1960s. Among them were fiberglass figurines known as muffler men, drawing travelers into restaurants, auto shops, and even a sandblasting shop off I-35 in Gainesville, Texas. These quirky constructions reveal insights into the history of advertising and America’s attachment to nostalgia. See a photo of Glenn Goode's Big People and the World's Largest Virgin Mary Mosaic: https://thedragaudio.com/gainesville/


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Giant, kitschy roadside attractions dominated American roadways in the 1960s. Among them were fiberglass figurines known as muffler men, drawing travelers into restaurants, auto shops, and even a sandblasting shop off I-35 in Gainesville, Texas. These quirky constructions reveal insights into the history of advertising and America’s attachment to nostalgia. See a photo of Glenn Goode's Big People and the World's Largest Virgin Mary Mosaic: https://thedragaudio.com/gainesville/


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Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/35podcast/support

34 min

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