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Wysox, Pennsylvania: Giant Pencil

For reasons unknown, a utility pole was carved and painted to resemble a giant upright pencil. A bit battered; it's been here a while.

Susquehanna St., Wysox, PA
West side of town, on the south side of US Hwy 6/Golden Mile Rd, at its intersection with Susquehanna St.
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Big pencil.

Giant Pencil

The utility pole may have been carved at one point but what I saw was a giant pencil next to the utility pole.

[Karen, 08/25/2019]

Its point has deteriorated; seems to be paired with a regular utility pole and lingers for pencil sentimentality.


Giant Pencil

I've driven past this a number of times and finally stopped to take a picture. Apparently it's a utility pole carved and painted to resemble a giant pencil. It could use a little paint. It looks like someone's been chewing on it.

[Jason Wait, 01/01/2016]

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