Beatles in the South – Arkansas/Texas: February 2018

Beatles in the South – Arkansas/Texas: February 2018

Adventure, Arkansas, Back Roads, Backroads Discoveries, Cross Country Road Trips, Eateries, Found Metal Sculptures, Giant Things, Large Statues, Murals, Offbeat Places, Quirky Things, Roadside Attractions, Roadsigns, Selfies, Street Art, Texas, The Beatles, Unexpected Discoveries, Unique Eatery, Unique Places, US Highway 67, Wall Art, Wanderlust, Yard Art
[caption id="attachment_19162" align="alignleft" width="300"] Sumoflam with the Beatles in Walnut Ridge, AR[/caption] It is not every day that one takes a road trip and comes across not one, but two memorials to the famed Beatles. The first of these is a fascinating little story about a small little town in Arkansas named Walnut Ridge (population abt 5000). It was in 1964 and the Beatles were in the midst of their first tour of the United States. On September 18 of that year they had just finished performing in Dallas, TX and were in for a well-deserved break. A rich rancher from Missouri named Reed Pigman had a nice little dude ranch in Alton, Missouri (see the Pigman story here). Pigman also had a charter plane and flew the Beatles into…
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