Nesbitt, Mississippi: Snowball Throwing Polar Bears

Survivors of a defunct chain of Southern ice cream stands. Supposedly built in the 1930s.

Happy Daze Dairy Bar

Address:
110 Pleasant Hill Rd, Nesbitt, MS
Directions:
Happy Daze Dairy Bar. I-55 exit 284. Drive west on Nesbit Rd. You'll quickly see the polar bears on the right.
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Snowball Throwing Polar Bears

I found another set of snowball throwing polar bears, this time in front of an ice cream stand in Nesbitt. They look identical to the pair in Nashville, except that these two are on pedestals that light up at night, and they are aiming the snowballs toward the road rather than at each other.

The polar bears were mascots of a frozen custard company that had shops in Tennessee, Mississippi, Georgia, and I believe Alabama, in the 1930s.

[signmanjoe, 07/02/2018]

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