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The Pig Hill of Fame
#5 in a series of 10 Extraordinary Roadside Attractions in Georgia. Summer’s here and the time is right for finding odd things by the streets.Thinking road trip? Georgia’s back roads bloom with odd sites, strange creatures and mystic wonders. Here are a few worth checking out.
Back in 1989, Oscar Poole put up a pig-shaped sign to advertise his barbecue business. More signs soon followed. Then more. As they spread across the hill behind his restaurant, he thought about calling the place the Pig Hall of Fame. But Oscar Poole likes puns, so his hillside became the Pig Hill of Fame. He offered to erect a plywood pig with anyone’s name on it as long as he or she had “an honest face, good intentions” and paid $5 for the privilege.
How to get there: Take Ga. 515 through East Ellijay.
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