Best Vanished Monument

The Ghost Airplane

STAFF PICK: A few years ago, on the busy southwest corner of Grant and Country Club roads, stood a strange monument to the past: the blocked shell of an old airplane that might have seen service with the Flying Tigers in China, or with the Confederate Air Force out Texas way. Local shopkeepers claimed not to know who owned the thing; one even posted a sign that read, "It's not my plane." Where it went, no one can say, but it's gone now, another ghost of progress.