West Branch, Michigan: Smiley Face Water Tower

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Address:
404 Griffin Rd, West Branch, MI
Directions:
SE of town, Griffin Rd between Refinery Rd and Parkway Dr.
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Smiley Face Water Tower

The smiley face water tower is the friendly mascot of West Branch.

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Paper Mache replica of Smiley Face Water Tower.

Smiley Face Watertower

2005 was the 100th anniversary of the West Branch's founding -- the town is quite proud not only of this fact, but of their water tower. Posters with the "face" of the tower were all over town, so I assume at some point they held a big celebration -- evident not only from the posters, but also from the miniature water tower replica we found in a bank parking lot on the west end of town. This replica was made of something like paper mache, and appeared to have already sustained some damage, so it is likely the replica is not long for this world.

[Richard Weiss, 01/01/2006]

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