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Wilmington, California: World's Largest Jack O' Lantern

Nicknamed "Smilin' Jack," it's a three-million-gallon gasoline storage tank painted to resemble a snaggle-toothed pumpkin. A Port of Los Angeles tradition every October since 1952.

1660 W. Anaheim St., Wilmington, CA
Visible, kind of, from either N. Gaffey or W. Anaheim Sts, near their intersection. The ConocoPhillips Refinery opens its gates for several hours every Oct. 30 and 31 evenings to let the public get a close-up look at the Pumpkin.
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World's Largest Jack O' Lantern

Every October since 1952 at the Union Oil (now ConocoPhillips) Refinery, an orange three-million-gallon gasoline storage tank is transformed into the Great Pumpkin. Its size and hilly location make it visible for miles. Refinery engineers say that if the giant jack'o'lantern was filled with actual pumpkin, there would be enough to make 26,800,000 pumpkin pies.

[Cynthia Price, 10/25/2014]

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