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I stopped by in June 2016 and saw two painters restoring the loaf. The center part of the loaf is a large vinyl decal, similar to ads you see applied to buses. The painters were painting the ends of the loaf white, and the part after the twist tie was being painted blue. They were not sure what the company is planning to do with the loaf, but at least it has been restored to its former glory.[signmanjoe3688, 07/29/2016]
American Pan factory
- 417 E. Water St., Urbana, OH
- At the American Pan factory. From the midtown circle intersection of US 36 and 68, drive two blocks south to Water St., then turn left (east) and drive a little over three blocks. The factory will be on the right. The loaf is on private property and may be off-limits, depending on who you talk to.
The stables that were the departure point of the first Pony Express ride now provide space for a modern, well-curated museum that chronicles the brief history of the company.[Jody High, 07/29/2016]
The first pony left in April 1860, the last returned in Oct. 1861. Telegraphed messages traveled faster than ponies.
- 914 Penn St., St. Joseph, MO
- South side of the city. On the south side of Penn St. between S. 9th and S. 10th Sts.
- M-Sa 9-5, Su 11-4 (Call to verify)
- Adults $6.
Doyle's has been serving up handmade ice cream since 1939. It's also home to an amazing vintage toy collection![K. Stacey, 07/29/2016]
The toys belong to owner Jerry Gill, who bought the shop from its original owners in 1991.
Doyles Ice Cream
- 2229 W. Boone Ave., Spokane, WA
- Doyles Ice Cream. West side of the city. On the south side of W. Boone Ave. just east of its intersection with N. Nettleton St.
- Open May-Oct.
- Free to look.
Giant rooster statue at Ugalde's Restaurant just off of I-69 in Warren. There is also a swing set and slide circa 1979.[Sara, 07/29/2016]
- S. Warren Rd., Warren, IN
- I-69 exit 278. Drive north on Hwy 5, then first right into the gas station parking lot.
We saw this being towed down Highway 39 as we came back from the Wisconsin Dells on 07/23/16. It seemed to be in pieces on the trailer.[Belkwinith, 07/29/2016]
This Bunyan Muffler Man stood at a campground in Clinton since the 1990s (before that it was at a Chicago auto repair shop). It disappeared around 2010, still on the property but disassembled and left in the woods, footless, and at the mercy of the elements. You spotted him on the move to Illinois, where the American Giants team plans to attempt a complete restoration!
- Location approximate, on E State Line Rd along border of IL/WI.
- July 2016: Moved, being restored.
- In Transition