Saving Star Wars May the 4th

There are a couple of holidays in the calendar that are where they are due to a happy coincidence of date and speech. For example Pi Day is March 14th since 3-14 reminds people of 3.14. This is the other one, May 4th Star Wars Day because May the Fourth reminds people of May the Force, the most common farewell in the Star Wars universe. In honor of the holiday I’ve been saving a special story. I love learning about and visiting movie locations that make you feel you are really there. I doubt I’ll ever get there, George Lucas might not have gone to another planet to shoot Tatooine, but he sure went as far away as he could in this world, but out there the set remains of Tatooine still stand due to the work of devoted fans. It’s on a deserted stretch of terrain Tunisian village of Tataouine.

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/06/20/star-wars-superfans-rebuild-luke-skywalkers-crumbling-tatooine-home/

Tattooine Endangered Pre-Restoration Images

More background on the site, and pre-restoration photos
http://www.fastcodesign.com/1673064/massive-sand-dune-threatens-to-destroy-tatooine

Photos including pre-restoration of Skywalker homestead
http://www.fastcodesign.com/1672518/a-photographer-rediscovers-the-crumbling-remains-of-tatooine#1

Google Earth Views

Google Earth Map
https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=203488998624929794830.0004dcec48cb5a0fcdffa&dg=feature

Virtual Globetrotting
http://virtualglobetrotting.com/map/star-wars-tatooine/view/?service=0

Sarah S. Uthoff is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, and find her on FacebookTwitterGoogle+,LinkedIn, and Academia.edu. She is currently acting President of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy and Research Association. Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

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Sarah S. Uthoff is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales striving to bring the History, Mystery, Magic and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, and find her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Academia.edu. Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

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