Saturday, May 16, 2009
U.S. 50 Yard Sale
The Eighth Annual “Great U.S. 50 Yard Sale” has been announced for May 15-17. This event, known as the “Nation’s Yard Sale,” crosses twelve states and annually brings out thousands of bargain hunters.
The sale has grown from its initial founding in Indiana in 2000. Tom Taylor, organizer for the event, notes that participation is strong in Nevada, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and West Virginia. “We are hoping this year to expand in California, Utah, Kansas, Missouri, Virginia, and Maryland,” notes Taylor.
U.S. 50 is one of the old National Roads. It runs from Sacramento, California, to Ocean City, Maryland. Along the way it corsses mountains and deserts and at one point is known as the “Loneliest Road in American”. U.S. 50 is Constitution Avenue as it passes the U.S. Capital.