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|The UCM Musuem in Abita Springs, LA calls itself "Louisiana's Most Eccentric Museum". John Preble is the artist and creator of the "you-see-em mu-se-um". A canopy gas station from 1910 serves as the entrance to the museum. Inside, there are unusual collections of pottery, art, old arcade games, Southern memorabilia, etc. Miniature Southern towns, created with found objects, come alive with the push of a button. Of particular interest to me was the "House of Shards" which is covered with broken tile and structures made from bottles. There are also strange alligators and fascinating things at every turn that are not shown here. In addition, there's a wonderful gift shop with toys, books and hand-made items. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3.|
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