Great Picture. Unfortunally its gone now. It appears they tore it down sometime between August 2006 and May 2008. Does anyone know anything more about this classic landmark?
Thanks, Darrell. I took a look at your photos of it, too. It was a great place for lots of time spent exploring interesting angles, but as you say, she is no more. It surprised me, too, because I hadn't driven by it in a year or so, and voilà! All gone.
I'm guessing by the design that it dates from the late 50's or early 60's. I'm pretty sure that there was a lounge/restaurant associated with it, too. Funny thing is, I went by here on a family trip from Oregon to Oklahoma in the late 60's as a boy. No memory of it, of course.
not1word- This "sign" appears briefly in the movie "World's Fastest Indian". Also appearing in the movie is the Standsbury Mountains (Behind you) and Skull Valley Road (which you were probably standing on to take this picture.)
Thanks for the info, evadarrh. I'll have to keep an eye out for it when I watch that movie.
evadarrh, I watched that movie tonight, and saw the gas station in it. There were a few other locations that I recognized as well. The cemetery was the one in Iosepa on the Skull Valley reservation road, and there was a scene that was shot on State Street at 1300 South. I recognized the Coachman's sign and the Sonic drive in.
Tonight I was out and got the reverse angle of the 1300 South and State Street corner from the movie.
I'm thinking of making a bit of a collection of the locations which I recognize from the movie. Probably a huge waste of time, but maybe some of the spots may prove to be of interest.
Please do make a collection! I have a fascination with Skull Valley road, and may put up a website about all I have learned. There were at least 5 other movies filmed that include the road.
Probably the station did have a lounge/restaurant, because the big structure in the background of your picture had a sign that said "Truck Stop" and it looked like it was the diesel fueling area.
Are you sure the graveyard scene was Iosepa? The Iosepa graveyard has concrete "curbs" around most of the graves, and is fenced in. I'll look at my video again.
I'm not so sure about the cemetery, evadarrh. I was out there last fall looking for the headstone, and there wasn't one like that there. Looks like I was wrong. Thanks for checking in again. : )
Looks very artistic :D
I'm glad you like it, Ippa. It was one of my early serious attempts at purposely getting something that was as much about how it was done as what was shown, if that make sense.
wow. very cool shot! I can't believe anyone tore this down.
Hey, Bits. In defense of the mighty tearer downers, this makes it look much better than it actually looked. It was a pretty miserable looking establishment, all bashed in and rusting in place. The Curious George shot of mine was taken in the same place, and George and his campatriots are a pretty good indication of how things are there.
But thanks for the nice comment, just the same. : )
Lovely shot n1w. It looks like some modern sculpture, or a ship with a spinnaker next to a grand piano :))
Both the photos I have just looked seem to be "no longer available" - so this one is special!
Thank you very much, Amelia. I was really pleased with how this one came out, and I wish that it was still standing so I could give it another visit with a digital camera. I never thought I'd live to see myself type that, but, there it is. Thanks for stopping on in, and I'm glad it was here for you to get a look at.
This is a very interesting place. With all this movie shooting history someone should keep it as it was. Well anyway, another part of the history has gone, luckily you were there to capture it. :-) nik
Hi there, nik. It was interesting in its owh way, even in its decline, but I guess things get unsafe to a point that common sense dictates that it's best gotten rid of. I'm glad it caught your eye, and thanks for the comment.
Thanks to you for sharing. :-) nik
And thank you, nik, for stopping in!
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Photo taken in Tooele County, UT, USA
Misplaced? Suggest new location