Burma-Shave, Mail Pouch Tobacco?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Spookwriter, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. Spookwriter

    Spookwriter Overrun With Chickens

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    These were the early outdoor advertising signs I remember.

    The Burma-Shave jingles passed the miles. Each sign only had
    a few words on it and you had to drive to the end of the slogan
    to know what it said.

    The Mail Pouch barns were an icon to me. I loved them. My neighbor
    had one, it was kept up until recent years.

    What was the big outdoor advertising things in your area in the years
    past?
     
  2. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    Frankly, I don't remember any specifically. I do remember a party we once hosted at our cabin a little way out in the sticks. To guide people in, we put little signs along the road every so often. One said, "Remember Burma-Shave?" Back then, almost 30 years ago, most people did remember those signs. I said something about Burma-Shave in a group setting recently and no one had a clue what I was talking about.
     
  3. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays

    I remember the Burma-Shave signs.

    And in our area the barns painted with the "See Rock City" signs.

    good memories there.
     
  4. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    As a kid traveling to OK in the back of a mile long station wagon my job was to read the Burma Shave signs. Back then any type of road advertisement was scarce. And you started looking for a gas station as soon as the needle hit the 1/2 mark.
     

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