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One and Only Hippie Memorial in Arcola, Illinois
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One and Only Hippie Memorial in Arcola, Illinois

Just down the block from the Raggedy Ann & Andy Museum is another awesome roadside attraction: The World's One and Only Hippie Memorial. The monument spans 62 feet across alongside the railroad tracks in Arcola, Illinois. It was built by local Bob Moomaw. He had worked as both a tax assessor and railroad clerk, but disliked both jobs. He preferred painting messages on the side of his building with slogans ...
Raggedy Ann & Andy Museum in Arcola, Illinois
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Raggedy Ann & Andy Museum in Arcola, Illinois

Yesterday I shared the sad news that the Raggedy Ann & Andy Museum would be closing later this year. A couple of years ago I headed to Arcola, unfortunately I didn't have time to go through the museum, but I did take a look through the gift shop and outside! Raggedy Ann is a rag doll with red yarn hair made popular in a series of children's books by John Barton Gruelle. She was created in 1915, ...