World’s Largest Yard Sale?April 17, 2009 at 9:39 am | Posted in News | 1 Comment
It’s like the best dream ever: a nationwide yard sale! The tenth annual Great U.S. 50 Yard Sale is scheduled for May 15-17 along the 3,000-mile east-west highway.
According to the Chillicothe, Ohio Gazette: “The original purpose of the sale, which began in 2000 in North Vernon, Ind., was to promote local tourism and become the nation’s largest annual sale, stretching from coast to coast. Tom Taylor, the national organizer for the event, said several other purposes are now served, including recycling of unwanted items and offering those looking for bargains in a trying economy the chance to find some. This year’s sale, according to organizers, is expected to be the largest yet, with strong participation expected along U.S. 50 in Ohio, Nevada, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana and West Virginia and growing interest in Kansas, Missouri and Maryland. Participation in the sale is open to anyone and is free, although there may be local restrictions participants may have to follow….
“U.S. 50, one of the old National Roads, starts in Ocean City, Md., and travels more than 3,000 miles to Sacramento, Calif. – passing through Chillicothe and Ross County along the way. The road passes the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., and the St. Louis Arch in Missouri and, in the far west, is known as ‘The Loneliest Road in America.'”