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April 03, 2012


The mayor of Medora, a small tourist town in North Dakota, is planning to erect a gallows on his property in a bid to boost visitor numbers.

(Thanks to funny man)


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And you save money by only having to book a one-way flight!

The matter was not on the agenda and they were a little taken aback,’’ Mr Ellison is reported to have said. “There was about five seconds of stunned silence and at first I think they thought I was joking.’’

'Then I shot the City Council and they knew I meant it.'

Hanging a politician? In today's America, this could prove very, very popular.
It's fake?

If it works properly, will the mayor say anything about being well hung?

No, I don't want to know...

Medora is only about a two-hour drive frum here ... except fer the recent overcrowding by Oil Patch traffic, of course ...

The story is a bit vague in a couple of areas (not related to the gallows-type humor) ... which suggests to Moi Ownself that this "travel writer" doesn't do much research ...

Other than that ... well, a group to which I used to belong did this sorta thing (shoot-out, fake hanging) over 20 years ago in Deadwood and Laramie ... and the "hanging trick" even made it to a couple of TV shows ... really NBD, tho if anythin' else develops on the question, I'm sure y'all'll see it here (before I can figger out how to "send it in" ...)

Vacation Itinerary:
Day 1: Find North Dakota on the map
Day 2: Visit Medora
Day 3: Visit Dave Barry Lift Station No.16

What could be better?

Very specialized up there in ND. They have towns just for small tourists.

What do Ernest and Julio have to say about this ?

"The mayor of a North Dakota tourist town...."

There's a tourist town in North Dakota?

Who knew.

OK, n'cin' ... on yer itinerary frum Medora to Grand Forks (home of the DBLS#16) ... y'all'll be passin' VERY near to our house ... plan on a travel break and sum food/refreshments ... really ...

As to the "find" item ... acquire a map of the North American continent (not "incontinent) ... Point yer pointin' device @ the Center of the NA C ... y'all've found Nodak ...

Thanks OtU. I am planning on visiting that part of the country sometime in the future. I'm still trying to get over my trips to California and Florida.

Nothing says "fun" quite like mock executions!

I smell reality TV shows coming outta this, and it's not a welcomed or pretty odor!!!

Well, n'cin' (and y'all frum over on the right coast), if/when y'all'd be drivin' out in the vicinity of the Oil Patch, it'd be a bit more hazardous than y'all might be used to, in all the urban traffic ...

Once y'all get easternly of our house, however, the traffic patterns get a little more relaxin' ... so, n'cin' ... Nodak can help with that recovery of CA and FL experiences ...

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