|s/y Nine of Cups
Roadside Americana- Idaho
|In Arco, ID, the conning tower of the
fast-attack nuclear submarine USS Hawkbill
(SSN-666), aka "The Devil Boat" pokes out
of a local park.
|We know we're in cattle country when
heifers are for sale on the billboards!
|Buhl, ID proclaims itself "Trout Capital of the World"
|Cloverleaf Creamery offered "milk
in glass bottles" and potato ice
|Originally known as Root Hog (??),
the little town of Arco, Idaho was the
first community in the world ever to
be lit by electricity generated by
|A hazy, heat-waved photo of EBR-1
which was unfortunately closed when
we passed by. A national landmark, in
1951, it became the world's first
electricity-generating nuclear power
|Not far away in Shoshone, ID, we noted
this old fallout shelter sign. Being so
close to atomic reactors, maybe they're
still a bit wary.
|Now really...is this a good name for a
chain of convenience stores?
|World's largest potato chip (crisp,
actually) is on display at the Idaho
Potato Museum. Check it out on the
American Odyssey, Part I trip
|Island Park, ID (pop: 215) claims
to have the longest "Main Street" in
America...33 miles (53km)