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Old 06-26-2003, 07:39 PM   #15
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The signs were good but....

Can you imagine a yuppie driving by a "Chew Mail Pouch" barn
and thinking"I dont think that nylon would taste very good"
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Old 07-01-2003, 03:42 AM   #16
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Say Norby...
Don't wanna start anything here...BUT, What the hell is a " CHEW MAIL POUCH "...
Chicago...Start of " ROUTE 66 "...Gangsters...Jerry Springer an Airstream nuts....sounds a real good blend of humanity Y got in Yr Abode....
Windy City too I hear...Mmmm...Chris.....
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Old 07-01-2003, 05:31 AM   #17
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Chris,
Chew Mail Pouch was a brand of chewing tobacco. Funny part is I know where there is/was a barn with the ad still on it. I live in the deep south where tobacco is still king, slowly being beheaded but still king.

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Old 07-01-2003, 07:28 AM   #18
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Chris,
Mail Pouch would approach farmers with barns that were visible from the highway and offer to paint the barn if they could place their advertisement on the side visible from the road. Lots of farmers took the offer. When I was a kid, Mail Pouch signs were all over the place, along with the Burma Shave signs.
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Old 07-01-2003, 07:37 AM   #19
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"See Rock City" was also a road sign or "Barn roof" that was real popular in the South.
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Old 07-01-2003, 08:00 AM   #20
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chi.....that todeling town....

Chris.......
the wimen aint bad either.......
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p.s. jerry springer is from ohio....
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Old 07-01-2003, 03:57 PM   #21
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Hi All...

Say Pahaska...
That's real neat, I like that...I recall many moons ago, ( late '60s )...Motorcycling with my Pals, we used 2 top this hill an when we look down the road we saw the word CAFE in white on a red roof, we used 2 call in every now an agn, but I guess I 4got all abt it till U jus mention the barn...Well I'm gob-smacked...LOL...Tell me did the farmer get ALL his barn painted...or jus the advert side...
I kn U guys r fond of advertisin Yr wares...I read my Route-66 books, an see the wonderful adverts of days gone by...an I even seen the billboards 4 myself...an NO there was never a policeman on a motorcycle b-hind it...but a patrol car...!!!...lmao.

Norbert...
SORRY...the SHOW is done in Chicago...

Say U guys NEVER chewed that stuff did U...I can c the clip in a James Bond Movie where a Sheriff is CHEWIN the stuff an spittin it out all over the place...Uugh!!!....
ALL U Guys have a great time now, an THANX 4 makin me feel welcome on this here forum....I still gotta LOT 2 learn...LOL...Chris.....
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Old 07-01-2003, 04:47 PM   #22
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Chris,

As I understand it, it was a negotiation between the Mail Pouch rep and the farmer. Depended on exposure to the road, other barns close by, how bad mail Pouch wanted that particular barn side, and how much the farmer could wheedle out of them. It could vary from just the side with the sign to the whole barn.
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Old 07-01-2003, 05:45 PM   #23
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Mail Pouch barns

There's a gal in Ohio who has made a hobby of photographing these old barns. Her website is:
http://www.thebarnjournal.org/stories/story010/

Has anyone other than me ever looked at an old barn like this and wondered if there might be a great vintage AS resting inside?

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Re: Hi All...

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Say U guys NEVER chewed that stuff did U...I can c the clip in a James Bond Movie where a Sheriff is CHEWIN the stuff an spittin it out all over the place...Uugh!!!....
ALL U Guys have a great time now, an THANX 4 makin me feel welcome on this here forum....I still gotta LOT 2 learn...LOL...Chris..... [/B]
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I used to chew, worked with explosives and highly flamables so no smoking. My brand was Levi Garrett. Still do once in a while if the old lady isn't around
Lot of the younger guys I work with use Skoal

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Memories

When I was about 9 or 10, I had an occasion to ride the 10 miles home from Harrisburg with my Grandfather and three other railroaders. There was no air conditioned cars then and the windows were wide open. The railroader in the right front seat chewed and he would spit a big gob out the window about once a minute. I was right behind him and I would get splattered every time he would spit. I soon learned to duck down on the floor whenever I saw his head turn toward the window.

When we got to my grandarents house, my Grandfather had a big time telling everyone about me looking like a jumping jack.
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Old 07-02-2003, 02:27 AM   #26
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Goooooood Morn'in ALL...
Firstly may I jus say SORRY for NOT answerin 2 each of U personaly, as I have a dislexic finger, would U believe it's the ONE I use 4 typin...
However...in reply to Yr posts...A BIG THANX...I realy love these little tales, I find them very interestin, I kn LEVI & GARRETT
Levi 4 JEANS....& Garrett make a fine METAL DETECTOR...probably the latter is a different company...!!!...
Let's hope the " Old Lady "...LOL...CAN'T read...an has NO sence of SMELL...Oops......
Rog...I've added the BARN site into my favs...hope U don't mind...it looks great, .
...Say "W"...a BUS 2 MARS...next Y'll b tellin me man will go 2 the MOON...LMAO...Wonder how many thought what I thought, when I read it...LOL....
Oh!!!...Why is ENGLAND so BORIN...Chris.....
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Chris, As i said....Jerry Springer is from ohio.....
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P.S. I think youve been spending too much time reading TheSUN....
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Take a journey down memory lane:

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