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milwhcky @ 2017-05-10 18:49:21
milwhcky pictureBig Eli Ferris Wheel No. 17
Jerry, have you tried contacting someone at The historic marker mentions that it traveled to fairgrounds across North America, but I suppose it may have had a regular annual visit to West Allis. Feel free to provide a follow up comment here if you learn more about its history.

I stumbled across this display during a visit to Jacksonville in 2014.
milwhcky @ 2017-04-06 18:37:27
milwhcky picture"Disaster Girl" meme photo location
A recent photo of Zoe next to the original photo:
milwhcky @ 2017-01-05 14:21:29
milwhcky picturePaul Tracy's House
Surprised it is not currently mentioned in his wiki article... He has been a color analyst for IndyCar races on NBC Sports Network since 2014. I never cared for him much as a driver, but I enjoy his willingness not to sugarcoat a story on the broadcasts. The combination of Tracy and Townsend Bell as expert color analysts on the broadcast team works very well, in my opinion.
milwhcky @ 2016-12-01 02:42:32
milwhcky picturePV-2 Harpoon at Rialto Airport
Thanks for the correction.
milwhcky @ 2016-11-23 16:33:27
milwhcky pictureEllis Harbor Houseboats
Houseboat community in Iowa?!? I would have lost that bet. Nice find.
milwhcky @ 2016-11-23 16:26:04
milwhcky picture"The Grand Tour" Test Track (Eboladrome)
I couldn't stop smiling during the opening sequence of the first episode. Glad to see the gang back together!
milwhcky @ 2016-11-19 03:30:09
milwhcky pictureSex and the City TV Location (Carrie Bradshaw's Apartment)
Google censored this location from its street views. The home is blurred out.
milwhcky @ 2016-05-10 02:53:31
milwhcky pictureMan lying on the ground
Could be that "planking" fad from five years ago.

Or maybe he's passed out drunk.
milwhcky @ 2016-04-17 13:14:35
milwhcky pictureFrequently Stolen Mile Marker Sign
From looking at the latest street view photos, the 419.99 sign was placed, I'm guessing, 20 feet further down the road (using the stake on the left shoulder as a reference point). No way that it was moved 53 feet (the common length of a semi-trailer).
milwhcky @ 2016-04-12 20:44:58
milwhcky pictureW.H. Mauldin Elementary School ("Better Call Saul")
Rupert Holmes' alma mater! ;)
milwhcky @ 2016-03-26 16:59:38
milwhcky pictureWrong House Demolished due to Google Maps
As a mail man, this kind of thing irks me. Two houses one block apart with the same house number. Piss poor job by a municipal worker when assigning addresses when the neighborhood was created. It was a huge issue on my previous route.
milwhcky @ 2016-03-02 18:38:09
milwhcky pictureNFL Draft helmet display
I live in the far northern Chicago suburb of Kenosha, WI. Two players from my hometown were taken in the first round of this draft - Trae Waynes (11th pick by Minnesota) and Melvin Gordon (15th pick by San Diego). I watched them play several times as teammates at Bradford High School.
milwhcky @ 2016-02-11 03:53:36
milwhcky pictureCatweazle TV Location (Hexwood Farm)
He never played those title characters, but he appeared on both shows, which is probably what was implied by Gorecki.
milwhcky @ 2016-02-05 03:46:05
milwhcky pictureScott Walker's House
Walker moved from this house in 2006 or 2007. He moved to a nearby home on 68th Street which has just been put up for sale. Seen here:
milwhcky @ 2015-06-25 17:04:58
milwhcky pictureBaer Field Speedway
With a new promoter running the program, the speedway reopened for the 2015 season. I stopped here for a quick look in May, and I found that the dirt track was no longer there.
milwhcky @ 2015-04-27 23:31:19
milwhcky pictureProfessional Hockey match at Madison Square Garden
New York Rangers vs. Philadelphia Flyers preseason game on September 29, 2014. The Rangers won 6-3.
milwhcky @ 2015-04-12 15:14:50
milwhcky pictureSnap-on truck
Cruz Pedregon's NHRA funny car team. Snap-on is based in my hometown, and he brings his car to their HQ every year.
milwhcky @ 2015-04-11 15:13:35
milwhcky pictureNASCAR race car
Bill McAnally racing team of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West. The car appears to be rotating when you look at other nearby street views.
milwhcky @ 2015-01-24 14:55:47
milwhcky picturePeter Dinklage
Looks like his dog, so I'd say yes.
milwhcky @ 2014-11-10 21:12:35
milwhcky picture1952 Northrop F-89J Scorpion
Thanks for the correction. According the their web site, the museum also features a 1952 T-33A on the grounds. I misidentified it when I posted this back in 2007.
milwhcky @ 2014-10-19 11:48:46
milwhcky pictureMillstream Speedway
I stopped here for a quick look at the property in September 2012, and it was not in good shape. Good luck to the Hammers to bring this place back to life.
milwhcky @ 2014-10-19 11:40:01
milwhcky pictureKeno Family Outdoor Theatre
Confirmed that the Keno is closing for good at the end of the 2014 season.
milwhcky @ 2014-10-13 00:22:55
milwhcky pictureAbandoned Cement Mixer
In 2011, it was redecorated to look like a NASA space capsule.
milwhcky @ 2014-09-20 13:41:44
milwhcky picturePerson Riding an Elephant
For what it's worth, I saw a live elephant ride at the Juniata County Fair in Port Royal, PA, a few weeks ago.
Found a photo of it here:
milwhcky @ 2014-09-20 13:33:11
milwhcky pictureRemains of Jackson Motor Speedway
Thanks for the corrections!
milwhcky @ 2014-09-14 21:33:27
milwhcky pictureCensored area
Bing has since taken this censorship one step further by stitching part of the satellite photo view into the north birds eye photo. There was nothing out of the ordinary in this scene apart from the small pixelated item.
milwhcky @ 2014-08-25 21:03:27
milwhcky pictureMusic City Motorplex
Now known as the Fairgrounds Speedway.

Local race fans and historians fought the mayor's plan to redevelop the land and won.
milwhcky @ 2014-08-11 03:03:58
milwhcky picturePainting a mural
By artist Christina Angelina
milwhcky @ 2014-08-05 15:45:21
milwhcky pictureWonder Who Lives Here
As of October 2010, 244,237 German households have opted out Street View. Google complied by blurring the façades on the corresponding Street View images.
milwhcky @ 2014-07-27 16:06:03
milwhcky picturePabst Brewing
All of these former Pabst buildings are slowly being renovated into mixed residential and commercial space. I'm not sure there's much left inside the shells of these buildings recognizable from the brewery days.
milwhcky @ 2014-07-13 21:31:23
milwhcky pictureWhite River Paintball
I kept seeing billboards for a "Indy Scream Park" haunted house in Street View. Looked it up and found that it is held at this very impressive paintball business. Each of their paintball fields has a different theme with some pretty cool structures.
milwhcky @ 2014-07-07 20:48:44
milwhcky pictureBaer Field Speedway
The track closed suddenly in July 2014 after the promoter got frustrated with uncooperative racers. Time will tell if another party steps up to reopen the track.
milwhcky @ 2014-07-07 20:11:42
milwhcky pictureThe Bay Theater
A good example of a building made with "Cream City" bricks. The clay found in Milwaukee creates cream-colored bricks.
milwhcky @ 2014-06-25 16:05:45
milwhcky pictureNew Bradford Speedway
This track is holding its final race on June 28, 2014. A radio tower will be built on this land.
milwhcky @ 2014-06-09 12:11:01
milwhcky picture1958 Fiat 600 on a pole
Oh, there are many more cars on poles out there that we can post. I rounded up what I could find on the site into a collection. I'm sure there are some that I am missing. I'll add that Mazda if its still visible in Street View.
milwhcky @ 2014-06-05 14:51:06
milwhcky pictureHit the showers!
And the Mariners lost that game 10-6. LOL!!
August 28, 2007
milwhcky @ 2014-05-29 12:53:08
milwhcky pictureWillis Tower Glass Viewing Box Shatters Under Tourists' Feet (29 May 2014)
The glass that shattered was an 1/8 inch thick coating that keeps the 3.5 inch thick glass floor from getting scuffed. No one was in danger of falling when it shattered, but I'm sure it was frightening!
milwhcky @ 2014-05-04 22:05:30
milwhcky pictureView from above the CN Tower
So I guess this isn't technically a "Street View" map... future new category - aerial photospheres?
milwhcky @ 2014-04-20 19:30:24
milwhcky pictureIndyCar racer
This was an A.J. Foyt team car. I cannot find an image online of this exact car in action, but Billy Boat drove one with similar livery in the late 90's.
milwhcky @ 2014-03-30 16:31:55
milwhcky pictureWaterfall at Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens
Witpoortjie Waterfall
milwhcky @ 2014-03-20 20:06:02
milwhcky pictureAtomic Motor Speedway
Update -
The new track is finally under construction and is expected to open in May 2014. The 1/4 mile clay oval will be named I-40 Raceway.
milwhcky @ 2014-03-03 15:58:30
milwhcky picturePizzeria that delivered OSCARS Pizzas (02 Mar 2014)
They have the Guinness World record for the largest pizza on a menu (4.5 ft x 4.5 ft).
The previous record holder:
milwhcky @ 2014-02-23 20:03:01
milwhcky pictureWild Horse Pass drag strip
I'd rather be at a crummy Arizona drag strip in February than to be suffering through a cycle of polar vortices and snow storms. The beauty of an NHRA event is having the freedom to roam the pit area throughout the entire event, so you do not have to be stuck sitting next to oversized fans for the whole day.
milwhcky @ 2014-02-22 18:04:49
milwhcky pictureAbandoned school on fire (March 5, 2009)
While on vacation, I drove by this location last weekend. The main building along the road struck me as very eerie - straight out of a horror movie. I wasn't aware of the fire until seeing it today on Bing Maps.
milwhcky @ 2014-02-09 06:55:41
milwhcky pictureLargest steam and largest deisel locomotives ever built
The 4014 was reacquired by Union Pacific and is currently on its way to Wyoming for a restoration project that will return it to operational status.
milwhcky @ 2014-01-14 14:21:39
milwhcky pictureFrequently Stolen Mile Marker Sign
I wonder if they posted the new sign 52.8 feet away from the old one.
milwhcky @ 2013-12-26 19:43:18
milwhcky pictureDowney Studios
Torn down in 2012 in order to build a shopping center.
milwhcky @ 2013-12-20 13:43:58
milwhcky pictureNASCAR Cafe
Demolished in 2013
milwhcky @ 2013-12-19 15:27:14
milwhcky pictureApollo Theatre
December 19, 2013 - More than 80 people injured when the ceiling collapses during a show.
milwhcky @ 2013-11-30 17:20:06
milwhcky pictureCol Needham's House
A few other BEV's show a newer home under construction here.
milwhcky @ 2013-11-25 15:53:55
milwhcky pictureWedding
On the gifts table in the banquet hall, a hard-to-read sign with their names written in fancy-schmanzy cursive writing matched the names I found on a google search for September 2013 weddings at that park.
The sign:

milwhcky @ 2013-11-24 06:34:53
milwhcky pictureWedding
I believe I found the happy couple. Elizabeth Fraunfelder and Chris Hannon were married here on September 7, 2013.
milwhcky @ 2013-11-22 08:55:23
milwhcky pictureMichael Jordan's Gate
No one would buy it for $29 million, so Jordan is selling it at an auction today.
milwhcky @ 2013-11-11 05:05:44
milwhcky pictureWhat Is It?
milwhcky @ 2013-11-10 16:41:47
milwhcky pictureMonster truck show preparations
milwhcky @ 2013-11-10 11:26:28
milwhcky pictureVolkswagen Chattanooga Assembly Plant
My 2013 Passat SE was made here. Best sedan I've ever owned.
milwhcky @ 2013-11-10 10:38:20
milwhcky pictureJohn Deere tractor test track & fields
A long train of John Deere's in GM:
milwhcky @ 2013-10-27 19:25:49
milwhcky pictureBiograph Theater
He was shot in this alley south of the theater:
milwhcky @ 2013-10-18 19:46:20
milwhcky pictureCastle Black set ("Game of Thrones")
I'm guessing the other set which was built northeast of here was the site of the battle scene in the episode "Blackwater", where Lannister's men defend the city against an attack from the sea. Season 2, Episode 9.
milwhcky @ 2013-10-13 13:11:39
milwhcky pictureFormula One on a television
Second round of qualifying at the 2012 Korean Grand Prix (October 13)
milwhcky @ 2013-10-13 07:05:28
milwhcky pictureDockwise Vanguard
Cool video on this page showcasing its design and what it can do:
milwhcky @ 2013-10-06 13:13:44
milwhcky pictureRace to D.C. maze
CBS News video shows how the maze is designed with a GPS equipped tractor:

2013 maze - 50th anniversary of Beatlemania
2014 maze - 200th Anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner
milwhcky @ 2013-09-29 10:40:08
milwhcky pictureMan wearing a Belgium flag
Two more nearby flag-wearing fans:
milwhcky @ 2013-09-28 22:26:00
milwhcky pictureKeno Family Outdoor Theatre
Honda is behind a national fund raising effort to help theaters convert to digital:
milwhcky @ 2013-09-24 20:05:40
milwhcky pictureBullseye ?
The bullseye and the two small buildings appear in Google Earth's 1993 satellite photo. The storage tank is shown being built in 2003. Also, the bullseye is casting a very, very small shadow in a few historical photos (compared to the storage tank and buildings), so it is not elevated off the ground by much.
milwhcky @ 2013-09-23 15:51:54
milwhcky pictureAtco Speedway (abandoned)
Many oval tracks in that era and earlier were fairly flat. It was common for races to be held on former horse tracks found at many fairgrounds. Eventually, race cars became faster and NASCAR's banked speedways built in the 50's and 60's became popular, thus banked corners on short tracks became more common. This one reminds me of a small version of Indianapolis. Four right angle turns with short straights.

I'm surprised that this place is still somewhat recognizable after...
milwhcky @ 2013-09-22 11:14:07
milwhcky pictureEast Windsor Speedway
Photos from 2003 and 2008 (before and after demolition)
milwhcky @ 2013-09-21 16:26:25
milwhcky pictureTransport plane inside hangar?
Above the thumbnail is the message, "This map has better detail in Google Earth than Google Maps". The mods add this message on Google Earth only maps.
milwhcky @ 2013-09-20 18:34:28
milwhcky pictureFlag of Wyoming
milwhcky @ 2013-09-20 15:16:26
milwhcky pictureMenick Barber Shop
Note to self... Go to Montreal for a haircut. Hope that the barber can speak English.
milwhcky @ 2013-09-14 18:56:52
milwhcky pictureRice paddy art
milwhcky @ 2013-09-11 21:38:01
milwhcky pictureHoward Dean portrait
Dean's famous 2004 campaign rally in Iowa:
milwhcky @ 2013-09-06 15:54:55
milwhcky pictureObservation tower at Circuit of the Americas
milwhcky @ 2013-08-25 23:49:50
milwhcky pictureRemnants of the Great Lakes SnoCross track
This was also the site of a recent concert which made the news. A private jet carrying the rock bands Ratt and Dokken had to make an emergency landing in Moline, Illinois. The bands rode in SUV's across the state to make it in time. Also performing were Lita Ford, Sebastian Bach, Warrant, and Kip Winger.
milwhcky @ 2013-08-24 21:08:45
milwhcky pictureMystery of William Wirt's skull
milwhcky @ 2013-08-23 17:52:20
milwhcky pictureBob's Big Boy in a Store
No longer visible from the street, but it can be seen in Google Map's tripod photos:
milwhcky @ 2013-08-21 16:02:05
milwhcky pictureGateway Arch replica
I've tried to find the history of this arch, but there is next to nothing about it online. A discussion forum I found only confirms that it has been there for decades.
milwhcky @ 2013-08-20 05:08:51
milwhcky pictureTinicum Rear Range Lighthouse
Welcome to VGT!
milwhcky @ 2013-08-20 03:57:05
milwhcky pictureSuperman comic book
Not a comic book in the traditional sense, but I'll accept it. It's a hardcover book about the history of DC Comics.
milwhcky @ 2013-08-11 16:59:24
milwhcky pictureNational Horseshoe Pitchers Association Hall of Fame & Museum
On a trip to Kansas last week, I came across an impressive horseshoe club's site. After spending a few days in flyover country, I can believe how something like horseshoes is a serious activity there. The NHPA has a big world tournament at a different city each year.
milwhcky @ 2013-08-11 08:10:24
milwhcky pictureNational Horseshoe Pitchers Association Hall of Fame & Museum
milwhcky @ 2013-08-08 21:03:04
milwhcky pictureI-44 Riverside Speedway
This property suffered much damage from a May 20, 2013, tornado that devastated the region. After a great deal of effort rebuilding the damaged fixtures, the track reopened in August. The record breaking crowd gave the track owners a standing ovation.
milwhcky @ 2013-08-08 13:06:46
milwhcky picturePhotos of IndyCar accident
At the Belleville (Kansas) High Banks museum, there are autographed photos of this accident on display:
Stan wrote "OOOPS" along with his signature on each photo.
milwhcky @ 2013-08-05 14:28:16
milwhcky pictureWind turbine blade display
milwhcky @ 2013-07-31 21:09:34
milwhcky pictureEbenezer Floppen Slopper's Wonderful (Abandoned) Water Slides
milwhcky @ 2013-07-21 16:58:00
milwhcky pictureBelleville High Banks
I'm looking forward to crossing this one off my bucket list in two weeks.
milwhcky @ 2013-07-15 15:36:03
milwhcky pictureRosecliff mansion
Google posted indoor imagery of this and a few other Newport mansions.
milwhcky @ 2013-07-14 07:26:34
milwhcky pictureKlamath Falls Speedway
milwhcky @ 2013-07-12 22:23:28
milwhcky pictureNew Castle Fieldhouse
milwhcky @ 2013-07-12 15:52:07
milwhcky pictureFormula Sculpture
The car that this sculpture was based on became the world's most expensive car. It sold for £17.5 million ($29.6 million) in a recent auction.
milwhcky @ 2013-07-07 08:13:54
milwhcky pictureSite of Niki Lauda's near fatal accident
milwhcky @ 2013-07-05 21:22:51
milwhcky pictureAmish Horse and Buggy Crossing
Not a crossing warning, but rather a "be aware" sign. The road ahead is curvy with many trees, creating a few dangerous areas to approach a horse drawn buggy. I have had a few close calls on Pennsylvania roads.
milwhcky @ 2013-06-28 18:39:42
milwhcky pictureLake Placid Toboggan Chute
milwhcky @ 2013-06-27 19:56:11
milwhcky pictureAbandoned toboggan chutes
milwhcky @ 2013-06-20 18:20:09
milwhcky pictureUSPS service delivery truck
These vehicles are called "LLV's" (Long Life Vehicle). The one I drive was built in 1993.
milwhcky @ 2013-06-18 16:51:35
milwhcky pictureCanadian Tire Centre
Renamed again. As of July 2013, it is now Canadian Tire Centre.
milwhcky @ 2013-06-12 23:24:22
milwhcky pictureAbandoned resort town
milwhcky @ 2013-06-09 06:53:45
milwhcky pictureBenton Raceway Park
Southeast Missourian story on the 2013 reopening:
milwhcky @ 2013-06-02 12:00:37
milwhcky pictureGreenwood Roadway
milwhcky @ 2013-05-30 14:32:34
milwhcky pictureUnusual censorship
A few clicks down the road show that these are the rooftops of a few homes.