24 March 2010

Back from Centre County

As far as ice cream in State College, Pennsylvania, I found that the Meyer Dairy Store north of the town center outshone the Berkey Creamery on the Penn State campus.

Plus, the friendly folks at Meyer’s offered directions to this life-size folk-art sculpture of the Tin Woodman, less than three miles further on after a series of county highway forks. The tin man stands, holding oil can and pitchfork, beside a little Tik-Tok and what looks like a metallic representation of Toto.

Photographer Carmen Frost has made greeting cards featuring this assemblage to benefit the Centre County Farmland Trust, and of course I bought a couple. The roadside snapshot above comes from Anne Oeldorfhirsch via Flickr.

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