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The History of the Back to the Future Clock Tower

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It seems like a good day to revisit the history of the clock tower from Back to the Future. You’ve probably seen that town square a lot more times than you realize.

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Why not celebrate Back to the Future Day by getting an awesome tattoo? Nothing says timeless quite like one of those. Or for something a little less permanent: You can wear this shirt around. It will go great with your power laces, tie-dyed hat, and pulled out pockets.

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