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Places The quirkiest local landmarks in small-town America

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What is your favorite quirky small town symbol/statue ?
Without a doubt, The Big Duck, on the Eastern end of Long Island,
near the Hamptons, in the small town of Flanders, Suffolk County, NY.
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Wikimedia photograph by Mike Peel (www.mikepeel.net)
Hollowed-out to be a store that's
18ft wide x 30ft long x 20ft high.
It started out in the 1930's selling ducks/poultry & eggs.
Now it's a gift shop selling duck-themed memorabilia.


Boy, do I love that Duck!
When I'm out by the Hamptons, I take a detour to visit it.
Next time I'll try to take a good picture of it.

During the holiday season the duck gets fancily decorated,
and the colorful lights adorning it are lit up in a town Christmas celebration.
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I see your duck and raise you one goose. https://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/1951
All these year, a duck has been a Mother Goose imposter?o_O
But surely she'd know her flat beak would eventually give her away...!


I could go out to one of the small towns out here and snap a pic of a Confederate general. Do you want that? I could do it.
The statues & street art with Confederate generals are not in the process of being taken down...?
 
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