Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The City of Presidents

Rapid City, SD, bills itself as The City of Presidents (I'm not sure why) and they have 39 bronze statues of US presidents. The statues are on the corners at downtown intersections. We spent some time in downtown Rapid city while the back window of our truck was being replaced (yea!).

John made friends of President Polk,

while I couldn't resist the chance to walk on the arm of George Washington.

The downtown area, which seemed to be fairly vibrant and busy, also had some really neat old signs above retail buildings. The first one I saw was this one:

We looked around this hobby shop.

Do this even make Alfa Romeos these days?

We saw several really neat buildings. We would have enjoyed having a glass of beer in this place.

Isn't this interesting? I wonder if it was a Masonic Hall and Shrine's home to begin with.

As far as we could see, there was no old car show going on. The big event in this area is the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, but that isn't until August. We did enjoy seeing these old cars parked on Main Street.

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