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I found more than I expected at the World’s Longest Yard Sale |

I found more than I expected at the World’s Longest Yard Sale

My wife and I try to find a few hours the first week of each August to drive between Lawrenceburg and Harrodsburg and catch a small section of the World’s Longest Yard Sale.

It’s not that we need more junk. We have too much already, which is why we have our own yard sales every few years.


But this four-day flea market, which will stretch along U.S. 127 between Gadsden, Ala., and Addison, Mich., through Sunday, is more than a place to buy low-end antiques and a mind-boggling assortment of stuff. It is an museum of American material culture where everything can be yours for a price.

The booths of more than 2,200 vendors show a lot about who Americans are, who our ancestors were and what tools, trinkets and treasures our society has used and valued since the late 1800s.

I have bought a few things there over the years, such as the antique lamp on my desk. But I mostly go to look at stuff I have no interest in owning.

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