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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 ...