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Joe Paterno, Coming to a Backyard Near You


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From taking a leak in public to flipping the bird all across the globe, Google maps always captures some interesting moments if you look hard enough. While not in those same vulgar categories, this Google map view from the small town of Sauk Centre, Minnesota provides a view Penn Staters ought to love.

Everyone has different ways of honoring the good legacy of Joe Paterno, but this might be the most unique display I’ve seen yet. Someone in the 4,317-resident town felt compelled to carve out the word ‘JOEPA’ in the field behind his or her house, which has been picked up clear as day by the Google satellites.

Well done, whoever you are. I wish I had that kind of free time.

Thanks for reader Ryan for the tip.

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Kevin Horne

Kevin Horne was the editor of Onward State from 2012-2014 and currently holds the position of Managing Editor Emeritus, which is a fake title he made up. He graduated from Penn State with degrees journalism and political science in 2014 and is currently seeking his J.D. at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law. A third generation Penn Stater from Williamsport, Pa., Kevin is also the president of the graduate student government. Email: [email protected]

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