San Benito, Texas: Freddy Fender Water Tower

Mexican-American blues and rock musician, who died in 2006, is remembered on the municipal water tower of his hometown. San Benito is where you'll find the Freddy Fender Museum, and his grave.
US Hwy 83, San Benito, TX
West side of I-69E/US Hwy 83 just south of San Benito.
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Freddy Fender Water Tower.

Freddy Fender Water Tower

As of January 2009 the San Benito Water Tower still showcases Freddy Fender's portrait and signature for all to enjoy!

[Leo & Annette, 01/28/2009]
Freddy Fender Water Tower

I've always wondered where Freddy Fender was from. I found out! San Benito, Texas and they proudly display this fact and his likeness on their water tower. I didn't check to see if there is an annual trip to San Benito to pay homage to Mr. Fender since he did pass away on Oct 14, 2006.

Not too often you see someone's face on a water tower.

[Wendy Osmek, 03/23/2007]

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