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Water Cooler
Harlingen, TX
Water Cooler
McAllen, TX
Life Preserver [gone]
Superior, WI
Rod & Reel [gone]
Port Isabel, TX
Fishing Pole [gone]
Port Townsend, WA
These Water Coolers function as a Culligan water vending machines. I didn't make a note of where the one in Harlingen was located. Does anyone have an address? [McAllen map]

This Life Preserver is located at an ICO (Inter City Oil) gas station. The station was closed when this photo was taken in 2011. By 2015, the pumps had been removed and the building was vacant but the Life Preserver was still there. In 2018, the building and Life Preserver were gone.

This Rod & Reel was built in 1999. It was over 71 feet tall and had a functional four-foot-wide reel. Around 2020, it was replaced with a shark.

This Fishing Pole was located at an unidentified bait shop. It was still there in 2018 but gone by 2019.

Rod & Reel [gone]
Marathon, FL
This Rod & Reel was installed at Surfside Bait and Tackle sometime between 2011 and 2015. By 2022, the store had closed and the Rod & Reel were gone.

Fishing Pole and Fish
Troy, MT
This Fishing Pole and Fish was installed by 2013. It is located next to Callahan Creek. [map]

More Fishing Poles:
Detroit Lakes, MN
Libby, MT
Hebo, OR [gone]
Brule, WI
Houston, BC

Fishing Fly
Dutch John, UT
This Fishing Fly was originally installed in Logan, UT. It was built in the late 1990s by Kohn Smith. It is a replica of the "Royal Wulff" and is over 32 feet long. In 2017, it was sold and moved here to the Dutch John Resort. These photos are from 2022. For more, see this website. [map]

More Fishing Flies & Lures:
Miramar Beach, FL [gone]
Branson, MO
Lacombe, AB

Meteor City, AZ
Grants, NM
The Dreamcatcher in Meteor City is believed to be largest in the world. It is about 12 feet in diameter. It has been located at the Meteor City Trading Post since at least 2002. The first photo above is from 2006. By 2007, the sign and the flags were missing. The second photo is from 2012. The trading closed a few months after that. The Dreamcatcher is still there but the feathers are gone and the netting has fallen apart. [first photo thanks Glenda Campbell] [map]

The Dreamcatcher in Grants is located between the Asian Supper Buffet and the Days Inn. [map]

Vacuums [gone]
River Oaks, TX
Grand Junction, CO
Vacuum [gone]
King of Prussia, PA
The Vacuums in River Oaks were located at Evans Vacuum Cleaners. The store had closed by 2018 and the Vacuums where gone.

The Evans Vacuum in Fort Worth, TX has a few vacuums hanging inside the store.

The Vacuum at Russ Vacuum is installed on top of the store's sign. It looks like it was produced by the same company that made the vacuums for River Oaks and Fort Worth. [map]

The Vacuum in King of Prussia was installed in front of Steve's Sewing & Vacuum Center. The store moved in 2017 and the vacuum was removed.

Candlelight Cottages
Bolton Landing, NY
Prayer Candle
San Antonio, TX
Peace Candle
of the World
Scappoose, OR
The Candlelight Cottages displays this gas-burning candle on their front lawn. [map]

The 40-foot-tall Prayer Candle is officially known as the Veladora of Our Lady of Guadalupe. It was created by Jesse Trevino in 2003 as a devotional to the Virgin Mary. It is installed on the wall of the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center. For more, see this website. [map]

The Peace Candle of the World is about 50 feet tall and was built in 1971 from a silo which was coated with wax. The candle was created on this site by the Brock Candles factory which burned down in 1990. There was originally an actual wick. The flame was later replaced with a natural gas line and then later with electricity. For more, see this website. [map]

Peace Candle
Damascus, OR
2008: 2015:
The original Centennial Peace Candle was built in 1959 from 20 tons of candle wax gathered by local children. It was molded into a 21.5-foot-tall candle and installed on Main Street. It was lit and burned for 100 days. This concrete and steel replica monument was built in 1961. In 2009, the candle was restored and a stainless-steel flame was added. For more, see this website. [map]

Candle [gone]
Golden, CO
Centerville, IN
Armagosa Valley, NV
This Candle in Golden was built as a lighthouse in 2002 for a Shurgard Self-Storage center. The structure was converted into a candle around 2004 for Candlelight Storage. This photo is from 2012. In 2019, the candle had been remodeled for another storage business and the top was removed. For more, see this website. [map]

The Candles in Centerville were built in 2006 for the Warm Glow Candle Outlet. Three candles are used for the sign located right off the I-70 exit. The larger, 25-foot-tall candle is part of the store's building. For more, see this website. [map]

The Firecracker in Armagosa Valley is located at Alamo Fireworks. It conceals a water tank and has been there since at least 2008. [map]

More Candles:
South Deerfield, MA

Big Bowl [gone]
Chicago, IL
The Big Bowl is a Chinese and Thai restaurant with four locations in Chicago, three in Minnesota and one in Virginia. At least a few of the other locations have these bowls. These photos are from 2006. This location is gone now but there is another here. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3.

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