UTAH CURIOSITIES: QUIRKY CHARACTERS, ROADSIDE ODDITIES AND OTHER OFFBEAT STUFF: Brandon Griggs: Insider’s Guide: 2008: Nonfiction: 307 pages
This unusual travel guide brought to you by the Insider’s Guide travel book series is definitely worth the read if you want to know about some of the stranger things you can find in Utah such as a giant cow hairball (who knew they had hairballs?) in the Hyrum Museum or want to learn about fascinating residents of Utah such as Kristin Murdock who makes clocks from shalacked cowpies.
This book also covers landmarks unique to Utah such as “Spiral Jetty” a curved stone jetty on the north end of the Great Salt Lake that extends 1500 feet into the lake. Spiral Jetty is encrusted with salt after being submersed in the lake for many years and is even visible from space.
In my quest to learn about all the fun things to do in Utah, I picked up this book and was thoroughly entertained. I even kept a whole group of strangers amused as I read sections out loud to my nieces one day as we waited in line for a movie.