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The Lost Mainland Bill Bryson Displayed by Danielle Zeigler Amalgam: The Ideal Town In view of the background of towns in Television programs from his adolescence Never experienced it through the course of youth street trips Without a doubt existed some place, however
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The Lost Continent Bill Bryson Presented by Danielle Zeigler

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Amalgam: The Perfect Town Based on the background of towns in TV appears from his youth Never experienced it through the course of adolescence street trips Surely existed some place, however This impeccable spot must exist in our country so connected to residential community goals.

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Change & Sense of Loss Cannot ever go home again At slightest, not the home recollected Businesses gone Empty parcels Grass in walkway splits People driving 30 miles for a chunk of bread

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Road Trip Observations

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Midwesterners Directions indispensable “Innate should be oriented” “European urban areas, with their meandering boulevards and undisciplined rear ways, drive Midwesterners for all intents and purposes insane” (15).

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Disappointment in Small Towns Used to be a corner store and Dairy Queen, perhaps a motel, on the edges of town Now, a mile or a greater amount of fast-food spots, markdown urban areas and shopping centers, all encompassed by monstrous parking garages and no walkways “The town had no middle. It had been eaten by shopping malls” (46).

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Billboards “In spots like Iowa and Kansas they spoke the truth the main incitement you got” (49). More established bulletins far better than those of today. 3-dimensional components Coming fascination promoted with signs each few miles Often embellished with intriguing quotes and data, as larger than usual postcards Now, essentially demonstrate the fascination and bearings

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Daylight Savings Time States go their own particular course in such manner “It made you understand to what a degree the United States is truly fifty autonomous countries” (53). Arizona

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South Often see a white person’s pleasant house right adjacent to a dark person’s shack That would never happen in the North. Unexpected, considering the past relations Voices from the North on Southern radio Indirectness and gradualness make Southern discourse special

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Almost Amalgam Columbus, Mississippi about accomplished flawlessness Savannah, Georgia and Chestertown, Maryland likewise about his optimal Cooperstown, New York additionally close, however an excess of visitors Began to understand that he would never think that its all in one piece “I would need to gather it piecemeal—a courthouse here, a flame station there” (67).

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College Towns “Only puts in America to join advantages of residential area pace of existence with enormous city sophistication” (71) Nice bars and eateries Interesting shops Worldly air Feeling of youth and essentialness

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Warm Springs, Georgia Franklin Delano Roosevelt passed on there Path prompting the Little White House lined with rocks from each state Some cut fit as a state\'s fiddle, buffed and engraved Others simply “featureless hunks” What will the state quarter of Kansas resemble?

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Hotels Bryson gets by and by irritated by the inns in Savannah, Georgia. Lovely old structures scattered with monstrous solid chain inns Ruin the state of mind and mood accomplished in a few urban communities

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Idea of Vacation “Not to open yourself to a minute of distress or inconvenience—indeed, not to inhale natural air if possible” (94). RVs like life-emotionally supportive networks on haggles are travelers fat and dress like blockheads?

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Appalachia Beautiful view Why haven’t urban experts ran to this territory of magnificence? Rather, it is occupied by the really bankrupted. White individuals living in neediness Also found in spots like the Smoky Mountains and Vermont

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Gettysburg “It is a compassion, skirting on the criminal, that such a large amount of the town of Gettysburg has been ruined with traveler tat and that it is so unmistakable from the battlefield” (132). Fortification Hays in Hays, Kansas

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Tourism in Amish Towns Fascination with Amish lifestyle causes millions to come and ogle Non-Amish representatives built up visitor stops that the Amish can\'t even disparage Tourists left to take photos of one another since the Amish never come to town any longer

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Nebraska Football No “fair play” in Cornhusker vocabulary “The University of Nebraska would send in flamethrowers on the off chance that it were allowed” (208). Sitting amidst Nebraska fans is a terrifying background, “particularly when you think about that as a considerable measure of them must work at the Strategic Air Command in Omaha. In the event that Iowa State ever vexed Nebraska, I wouldn’t be at all astonished on the off chance that they nuked Ames.”

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Kansas The Quintessential American State Home of Dorothy and Superman Place where individuals still say “by golly” and “gee whillikers” Visiting Great Bend was similar to going through a period twist Between Great Bend and Dodge City, individuals quit wearing shoes and baseball hats and begin wearing boots and cowpoke caps

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Santa Fe “Too rich and lovely for words” (229) Oldest constantly possessed city in America, established in 1610 Everything made of adobe Not only a front for the visitors, either Simply the indigenous building material Savannah inns could take a lesson

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United States in General

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Compartmentalization No business exercises inside a national park Unrestrained improvement outside, despite the fact that the view is pretty much as excellent “America has never entirely gotten a handle on that you can live in a spot without making it revolting, that excellence doesn’t must be kept behind fences” (95).

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Compartmentalization, cont. Smithsonian now has everything arranged and composed into its set spot National Air and Space Museum No feeling of revelation or component of shock Clinical and deadened

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Genuineness and Ugliness “There was simply cutting edge business squalor—shopping focuses, corner stores, motels. Sometimes there would be a white church or clapboard motel standing disjointedly amidst Burger Kings and Texacos. In any case, a long way from conciliating the grotesqueness, it just heightened it, reminding you what had been discarded for the purpose of drive-through burgers and shoddy gasoline” (156).

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The American Way Little space for assumption Don’t safeguard the past for its own particular purpose Past loved just the length of there is cash and advanced accommodations in it House from the motion picture Paper Moon

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Food for Thought Which is more awful, to lead an existence so exhausting that you are effectively charmed or an existence so loaded with jolt that you are effortlessly exhausted?

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Tourism Discussion Good or awful? What will make it succeed in Rural America? Would it be better for a few towns to simply quit and concede rout in the skirmish o

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