joy magnetism: Clooney's Whistlestop Tour

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Friday, April 4, 2008

Clooney's Whistlestop Tour

Magnet #42 - Atlantic Coast Line

Another tile magnet picked up at either a crafts fair or The Big E. I love trains. Dunno why, but there's something magical about riding the rails.

The Atlantic Coast Line travelled up and down the Southeast from 1898 through the mid 1960s. If you study the routes, it doesn't actually pass through the current Amtrak Carolinian and Metroliner routes in North and South Carolina, rather it follows their coasts pretty closely.

I bring it up only because the real reason for this magnet on this day, is because George Clooney's new movie, Leatherheads, comes out today. If you live anywhere in North Carolina, South Carolina, or Tennessee, you know all about this movie. Clooney & Co. filmed all over the southeast - my hometown of Salisbury, NC, included - using the well-preserved historic districts and "downtowns" to serve as 1920s locales.

Then, in his own little whistlestop tour to promote the movie, George went back to all the tiny towns to say thanks for the hospitality.

And, yes, I'm resisting the urge to say, ya'll come back now, ya hear?
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