Keystone Clothes

A while ago these Jeans were on the side of a building on Keystone Avenue in Indianapolis. They are not there any longer which just goes to prove that you need to “seize the moment,” “strike when the iron is hot,” “waste not, want not,” or some other such old saying. As long as we are dealing with clothing there also was this pair of shoes on the same building so I could double up with my photos.

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Keystone Jeans

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Keystone Shoe

Steve Alford Shoe

It seems that everyone in Indiana knows who Steve Allford is, a former star IU, Indiana University basketball star. Here’s his big shoe. At any rate he has a motel in New Castle, Indiana. The lobby is a basketball museum, if you get the chance stop in.

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Steve Alford Shoe

Fan Day Colt Helmet

This was on the field at the RCA Dome for fan day. We were able to walk around the stadium, look at available seats. Of course, as of Jan 27th, the Colts are in the Superbowl, so it is about time to get this image on the site.

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Fan Day Colt Helmet

Yorktown Auto Supply

We were on our way to Muncie, IN for our annual holiday shoot of Big Things. While we were driving along SR32, just entering Yorktown, I noticed this big fan belt. I almost was rear ended when I applied the brakes to turn around. This oversize fan belt hangs in front of Yorktown Auto Supply, just West of downtown Yorktown. The things you find when you are not looking for them!

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Yorktown Auto Supply

Longaberger Headquarters

Here is the headquarters of Longaberger Baskets. What an enterprise, 7 stories high. I’m standing on Rt. 16 (the Woody English Parkway) just West of Hanover, Ohio and the building is in the background. I don’t know if this really qualifies as a Big thing but it could.

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Longaberger Headquarters

Dresden Basket

On our way back from Maryland we stopped in Dresden Ohio so Deb could do a little shopping. There was a Hot Rod show on Main Street but I didn’t see a ’57 Plymouth which was my first car. This basket was at Main and 7th Street, a symbol for the main employer in town.

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Dresden Basket

 

Maryland Bowling Pin

Driving West on I-70 after dropping Julia off at University of Maryland, Deb spotted this bowling pin quite a way off the highway. We had to circle back and get this image at “The Bowler” in La Vale, Maryland at Exit 40 on I-68. Actually at Winchester Road and Route 40. We didn’t stop for the pizza or subs but it sounded pretty good to me.

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Maryland Bowling Pin

Ohio Golf Ball

Now this is a Golf Ball! Here I am outside AA Pro Shop located in the Mastodon Mall on Ohio 79 a few miles South of Newark Ohio and 4.5 miles North of I-70. Thanks once again to Julia for spotting this one.

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Ohio Golf Ball

Indiana Golf Ball Mailbox

While not the largest “Big Thing” on this site by far, seek this teed up golf ball is a worthy addition. Deb and I were on a “Big Thing Trek” when we saw this Golf Ball on SR13 just south of I-69 in Indiana. The mailbox is for a house across from the Gravel Lawn Cemetery.

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Indiana Golf Ball Mailbox

Berlin Muffler Car

This category may be the hardest to fill out. My pal Romeo gave me a tip on this Muffler Car in Berlin. This Meineke shop is on Rt. 30 just south of Berlin-Crosskeys Road. I haven’t seen the muffler being driven but I bet it is road-ready.

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Berlin Muffler Car

Staughton Pots

These pots make up a two-fer along with the watering can above. I didn’t expect to find these pots but they were on the other side of the C&O viaduct. These images were taken October 13, 2001. As you can see, unity in our country is everywhere.

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Staughton Pots

 

Runnemede PT Cruser

I got a call from Bird Dog Mike who was on his way home when he saw this inflatable PT Cruiser outside LaFlam Chrsyler Plymouth in Runnemede, NJ. I didn’t have time to get the photo that night and took the risk (always dangerous with inflatables) that it would be there on Saturday morning. It was!

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Runnemede PT Cruser

Las Vegas Swatch Shop

The Swatch Shop in The Fashion Show Mall, an upscale shopping center, on “The Strip” in Las Vegas. We were on our way to eat lunch at the Dive Shop located right outside the mall. I liked eating there and will probably go back next time I’m sent to Las Vegas. I don’t understand the people that go there willingly.

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Las Vegas Swatch Shop

Pulling out of the Kmart lot and turning right both Ben and I let out a cheer of excitement when we saw this unexpected inflatable infront of the Mattress Warehouse store on Route 33 in Harrisonburg.

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Harrisonburg Mattress