It wasn't one of these, but carousels are a big part of the heritage of this area - and so are dinosaurs.
Have you ever read The Wizard of Id or BC comics? The cartoonist, Johnny Hart, grew up in Endicott, New York (near where I live) in Broome County, and lived for many years in a nearby small town. His grandson now draws the comics.
Some of Johnny Hart's characters, including the dinosaur "BC", decorate signs belonging to various Broome County parks, mass transit, and other landmarks.
Here, now, is a little taste of our area of upstate New York.
Do you enjoy The Wizard of Id or BC?
The Tooth and Audioclassic Dinosaurs
I'd like to showcase this piece of happier days in Binghamton, as we face some of the biggest challenges our area has known.
Earlier this year, I tried to find out whatever happened to the dinosaurs, and wasn't successful. But I am happy to report that I have found two of the dinosaurs. And, hopefully, the outdoor one will NOT be vandalized - the fate of so many of the dinosaurs in the original post below.
Audio Classics - and may I add that you don't have to live locally to patronize this business. They are top notch - please visit their website and support one of our awesome local businesses!
The other dinosaur is inside a dental practice in Johnson City and I tried my best to take a picture. It has Halloween cobwebs on it, but you can see the dinosaur, decorated with smiles and toothbrushes.
And now, the post from 2010.
Binghamton Does Dinosaurs!Here are some other hART of BC dino sightings in and around downtown Binghamton, yesterday evening.
This first one-yes, it's a medical dino - comes to us courtesy of the Ladies Auxiliary of the local hospital.