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Barling, Arkansas: Scrap Metal Gorilla

A gorilla made of scrap metal stands outside a vacuum cleaner dealership.

Fort Smith Vacuum

1108 Fort St., Barling, AR
Fort Smith Vacuum. On the north side of AR-22/Fort St. just west of its intersection with F St.
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Scrap Metal Gorilla

The Scrap Metal Gorilla did not abandon his post. He has moved to Fort Street in Barling.

[Laura Blossom, 11/17/2018]
Scrap Metal Gorilla

Sadly, the gorilla seems to have abandoned his post. Not here as of 07/02/18.

[Scarlett Bradford, 07/07/2018]

Scrap Metal Gorilla.

Scrap Metal Gorilla

The gorilla and vacuum store moved to a new location in October 2014. They are now at 1217 S. Waldron Road.

[signmanjoe, 08/06/2015]

August 2015: added photo.

Scrap metal gorilla.

Scrap Metal Gorilla

An artist-made scrap metal gorilla stands out front of vacuum dealership in Forth Smith.

[Levi Combs, 12/31/2013]

Not quite sure what the connection is between vacuums and gorillas. Maybe this gorilla is made of old vacuums.

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