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Roger Tofte in front of his first creation, the Castle, at the Enchanted Forest in Turner, Ore. Samir S. Patel/Atlas Obscura hide caption

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Summer Road Trip With Atlas Obscura

How A Labor Of Love Grew Into An 'Enchanted Forest' In Oregon

A family road trip in 1963 inspired Roger Tofte to build a fairy tale theme park. At first, he made everything on his own, by hand. Now, more than 100,000 people a year visit his dream come to life.

Climbing the Ladder Carlton Melton
Imps Shalabi Effect

Sen. Rand Paul, center, and his communications director Sergio Gor, right, enter a hall during their meeting with Russian lawmakers in Moscow Monday. Pavel Golovkin/AP hide caption

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Rand Paul Goes To Russia And Delivers Letter For Trump, Marking Our Era Of Irony

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Ron (John David Washington) and Patrice (Laura Harrier) strike power poses in Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman. David Lee/Focus Features hide caption

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Spike Lee Checks Under The Hood In The Blistering 'BlacKkKlansman'

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Blackkklansman Soundtrack
Serendipity Kyle McEvoy
We Were Forgotten Ramtin Arablouei
Ein Kleines Lied Arovane

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NASA Braves The Heat To Get Up Close And Personal With Our Sun

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Touching the Sun Boy + Kite
Determinism of Morality Rosetta

Burned trees rest in a field after the Carr Fire burned through the area on July 29 in Whiskeytown, Calif. State legislators are debating whether to limit the liability of power companies when they blamed for wildfires. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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California Wildfires Set Off Political Fight Over Who Should Pay For Damage

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Mergers Between Minds Suliky Lee
Elevator Oregon

Peter Reijmers, 29, of Charlottesville, lays flowers at a memorial on 4th Street SE where Heather Heyer was killed last August. Justin T. Gellerson for NPR hide caption

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'Unite The Right' Rally Forced Charlottesville To Rethink Town's Racial History

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Eye's Closed Svitlana Samoylenko
Windowpane The Mild High Club
Release Max Richter
Taxi Man Los Elk
Airplaneshadows Kiln

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How A Labor Of Love Grew Into An 'Enchanted Forest' In Oregon

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This song was part of the previous story Mitski Miyawaki
Creere Refugee