Weird Harold’s is the kind of store that reminds you of what you’re missing when you shop at the mall. Spread over two floors of a century-old building in downtown Burlington, Iowa, Weird Harold’s is perhaps best known for their collection of 50,000+ vinyl LPs but they also sell music recorded on cassettes and CDs [...]
We continue our tour along Iowa’s East Coast with a stop in Davenport at the Palmer Mansion. The home was the long-time residence of Mabel and B.J. Palmer (B.J. was the son of D.D. Palmer, the founder of the profession of chiropractic). The house looks normal enough from the outside, but once you start walking [...]
If variety is the spice of life, then Horsfall’s Lansing Variety is like cinnamon and cardamom and cumin (plus spices that start with other letters, too) all mashed together and stuffed into a giant cedar closet. If you need it, they probably have 12 of it, and it’s probably down a narrow aisle on the [...]
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