Curiosities Series
Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff
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Northern California Curiosities is your round-trip ticket to the wildest, wackiest, most outrageous people, places, and things Northern California has to offer. You'll meet the first (and most famous) Artichoke Queen of Castroville- Marilyn Monroe; a dog whose epitaph was written by Mark Twain; and the stripper whose reputation gave birth to the slogan, "What Lola wants, Lola gets."  You'll tour a city where the dead outnumber the living; a house with 10,000 windows and 2,000 doors; and a town named after a drunken mispronunciation.  You'll discover a $12,000 toad tunnel; a light bulb that's burned since 1901; and the true event that inspired Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds.
Northern California Curiosities
Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff
by Saul Rubin 
Globe Pequot Press, 2005
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