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.

Address:
Hwy 83, Sonoita, AZ
Directions:
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.
Admission:
Free
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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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