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Hurtsboro, The Museum Of Ordinary People, And The Unabomber Cabin Replica

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Hurtsboro, Alabama is an interesting place (it gets better and better...).  Here's the library, housed in a former bank with a vault:
Hurtsboro Public Library, Hurtsboro AL

A rare surviving example of signage for Jefferson Island Salt from Louisiana (which is now oddly known about for the 1980 Texaco disaster, which involved a whirlpool, geysers, and a 6' deep lake becoming 1300' deep).
Jefferson Island Salt, Hurtsboro AL

Beautiful:
Hurtsboro, Alabama

This Pat Perry Hardware store has the sign for the...
Pat H. Perry Hardware, Hurtsboro AL

...Museum of Ordinary People -- it was featured in the book 'Little Museums' this way:
"One day there will be a place where art, junk, memorabilia, and a living artist will combine to make up a truly ordinary place to visit."  Fluxus artist Mike Howard has long envisioned a place where you can see art "the way it's supposed to be seen -- in the environment of junk, bad lighting, and screaming kids."...
Pat H. Perry Hardware, Hurtsboro AL

What I really wanted to see was Mike's construction of this 'Unabomber Cabin Replica' in his yard:
Unabomber Cabin Replica, Hurtsboro Alabama
Yep.

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