Gas City, Indiana: Oil Derrick Street Signs

An 1887 discovery of natural gas deposits compelled the town to name itself Gas City in 1892. Mini-oil derrick replicas are deployed on corners holding street signs.

Main St., Gas City, IN
Various places around town, start on Main Street.
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Oil Derrick Main Street sign.

Oil Derrick Street Signs

Every town has theirown little thing, and in Gas City all the street signs are on oil derricks. Gas City was named after the natural gas that was found there many years ago, which explains the derricks.

There is also a Garfield statue from the community art project located on Main St.

[David, 04/22/2012]

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