Day 18: Sweetwater and Eastward to Fort Worth (Central Texas)

Another challenging cloudy day.  Did what I could, waited when it made sense, otherwise shot & moved on.  Most of the stops weren’t all that remote from I-20.  So, I’ll revisit them again one day.

Let’s start in Sweetwater with these two signs.  According to an on-line source, the “V” sign was originally installed at the Village Shopping Center. The sign was later moved to this shopping center.  Maybe there was neon originally? No idea.

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Clouds AND the wrong time of day.  Oh well — an incredible plastic Masonic sign, nonetheless:

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Moving on to Abilene:

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What brought me to this carpet store was this guy:  one of, I believe, only two remaining Mohawk Carpet Indian signs.  This one’s been repainted and missing the detail but I’m still happy to see he’s still there.  The other one is in Denver — a non-working mechanical sign — at my website here:
http://www.roadarch.com/sca/mechanical.html#Westcraft

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In Dublin at the Dublin Bottling Works.  Note the condensation on the bottle.  The heat was relentless on this trip.  I drank the entire thing in about 60 seconds:

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From Breckenridge.  Oh, for some sun!

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From Granbury:

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The Brazos Motel in Granbury was demolished when the Mesquite Pit was built.  The sign was saved and is now displayed inside the restaurant:

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Last photo for this post — at Last Stop Liquor in Azle:

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On to Fort Worth tomorrow!

dj & the dogs

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