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Bob "Bazooka" Burns

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Hidden : 12/11/2011
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This is an easy park and grab at the home of Bob Burns, the man who invented the Bazooka musical instrument. This place used to hold a Bob Burns museum, but it is now just a home and, at the time of posting, for rent. You will not have to venture onto the property to retrieve the cache.

If you are interested in seeing Bob Burns memorabilia, I suggest you visit the nearby train depot which houses a small exhibit of Burns items. I hope you enjoy this piece of local history!

Bob "Bazooka" Burns, The Arkansas Traveler
1890 - 1956

As Van Buren's turn-of-the-century Main Street has been so wonderfully revived, it is also appropriate to remember this town's biggest star who happened to live his early life right on these very brick streets. Bob Burns became famous during the 1930's and '40's as the strapping, ruddy-faced comedian who had radio audiences from coast-to-coast bellylaughing at fanciful yarns about his kinfolk and old pals back in Arkansas.

The "Bazooka"
But Burns is probably best remembered for the unique, homemade musical instrument he invented and dubbed the "Bazooka." In fact, because the strange horn was so well known, WWII combat soldiers nicknamed the Army's new shoulder-held rocket launcher the "bazooka," because of its blunderbuss appearance -- just like Burns' popular horn.

Burns, whose given name was Robin Burn, was born in 1890 in nearby Greenwood, Arkansas. When Bob was three the Burn family moved to Van Buren, where they lived in a modest, two-story home that still stands today.

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