Sonoita, Arizona: Painted Propane Tanks

Propane tanks come in a variety of sizes, and someone has painted them as the shapes they resemble, from a giant hot dog to a cowboy.
Hwy 83, Sonoita, AZ
From the intersection of Hwys 82 and 83 downtown, drive south a half-mile on Hwy 83, then turn left to continue on Hwy 83. The tanks will quickly appear on the right, at the corner of Hwy 83 and Los Encinos Rd.
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Decorated Propane Tanks

Different-shaped propane tanks have been painted to resemble things other than propane tanks: a locomotive, a giant hot dog, a big autographed baseball (Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, and Johnny Bench autographs on the same ball -- topped by a Pittsburgh Pirates hat?), a cowboy, and watermelons with lady bugs. The colorfully painted tanks are a bright surprise in a mostly gray-green landscape.

[James Cech, 10/12/2016]

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