Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wordless Wednesday!


On the way to my son's house I saw this on the side of the road.  It startled me at first, but then I saw it was some sort of an exhibit.  I googled it, and this is what I found I thought I'd share with you.  Norway, Illinois
Down the road from the understated Norwegian Settlers Monument, is a startling sight. A small, two-prop passenger plane, burrowed nose down into the ground, a partly smashed and gutted hulk.
Don't bother looking for survivors. It's the Agricultural Crash Monument, "Dedicated to all farmers and Ag related business folks that have lived thru the 'Agricultural Crash' of the 1980's." It is owned by Mervin and Phyllis Eastwold, or at least that's what the sign said when we last saw it.
 
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14 comments:

Kelly said...

That is a) really scary, b) pretty awesome, and c) super eco-friendly. Way to put an old plane to good use, Norway Ill!

Julie said...

I want to thank you for stopping by my Blog and leaving a comment! Very nice to meet you!

I have to tell you, I have read your post for today and think it is very interesting AND found you live in Illinois! I look forward to getting to know you . . . off to go read more of your posts.

~ Noelle said...

wow!
that would have scared the crap out of me at first...
great tribute though!!!

blueviolet said...

Woohoo for all those farmers who did survive those tough times. Very cool monument!

Christie@MommyDrinksBecauseYouCry said...

I wonder how many 911 phone calls are recieved about this landmark. Because if you miss that sign...LOL. Great picture!

JamericanSpice said...

Yes that is pretty cool when you learn what it is about but at first you'd definitely be like what on earth!

Enjoy your day sweet woman.

Aimee said...

wow, I would have been pretty shocked to find this on the side of the road. Glad it is just an exhibit. Very interesting!

Kelly said...

I think my heart would have jumped too!! Great pic... and very interesting!

Night Owl Mama said...

Funny the things ya don't remember driving. My minds stinks. LOL
Thanks for sharing. Very cool

GrammyMouseTails said...

I would of lost my breaht1 what an unexpected site to come across.1 my neighbor is a flight attendant, and I immediately thought of her! Glad you found no bodies!Happy WW!
Faythe @Grammymousetails

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

What a visual reminder!

Hootin' Anni said...

Well, I think that would startle me too if I came upon something like it on the side of the road. Very, very interesting. I'm glad you went home and looked it up for us...educational.

The Social Frog said...

Wow, at first I thought it was something very bad you had witnessed! Very interesting :)

Polly said...

I LOVE that picture! One year when we had our local festival, ont of the guys DROVE an old plane from our little runway where the crop dusters routinely left their planes and this particular old plane had been a fixture there for years! Doubt it would even still fly, but it made for some interesting dinner table discussions as festival goers had to slowly drive the 4 miles to display the plane, as it lumbered down the 2 lane highway. I told my husband how sorry I was about being late, but had gotten behind a slow plane!!!

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