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Mail Pouch Barn Sign Rescued For Museum....

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LANESVILLE, Ind. -- A decaying barn's "Chew Mail Pouch Tobacco" sign -- a familiar sight in southern Indiana for at least 60 years -- has been salvaged by the operators of a sign museum.


A barn sign, with the phrases "Chew Mail Pouch Tobacco" and "Treat Yourself to the Best," will be reassembled in the American Sign Museum in Cincinnati. - Sam Upshaw / AP


Two carpenters and two barn experts removed the sign Tuesday by prying away the weathered boards onto which the words were painted decades ago on the hillside barn overlooking Indiana 62.


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That is excellent! The Sign Museum does wonderful work. Don't know if you saw the American Road project department in the Autumn issue -- if not, there's an article on the American Sign Museum that talks about some of the challenges they face in their efforts to preserve some of these treasures.


Becky Repp


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