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Snacks and Stuff Midwest


Howdy's Dari-Owl
Wellsville, OH
Photo courtesy Mark Hackett

Howdy's Dari-Owl in Wellsville, Ohio is a nice roadside stop for ice cream. While there, say howdy to Mr. Dari Owl.



Dairy Twist
Connersville, IN
Photo and info courtesy Doug Harvey

The Dairy Twist in Connersville Indiana has been a local favorite for many years. 09-06



Twistee Treat
Strasburg, OH
Photo courtesy Richard Weiss

It's always great to see a Twistee Treat off the roadside. Here's the familiar cone located off the roadside in Strasburg, OH. 03-07





Dairy Queen
Evergreen Park, IL
Photo and info courtesy Bruce R. Cassi / 1995

For over 40 years, residents enjoyed this seasonally operated Dairy Queen. Customers were served at two walk up windows. Many a time the servers had to yell at customers not to stand in the street while they waited in line.

In November of 1995, residents were elated to hear that a developer wanted to build a new year-round indoor Dairy Queen Braizer on a site next to the existing structure. After the new foundation was laid and piping was installed, the developer skipped town with the money from the bank loan. The bank took possession of the property in 1995. The neon was shaved off the sign and the sign was painted over in dark blue. The property was sold to the village in 1996 and a Chinese restaurant and a CVS drug store were later built here. 04-07



Dairy Queen
Huntington, IN
Photo courtesy Alan Culley

The old Dairy Queen marquees are starting to become a rarer sight off the roadside. Here's one in Huntington, IN. 07-07



Happy Days Soda Shop (Closed)
Pinkney, MI
Photo and info courtesy Richard Weiss

Here is the Happy Days soda shop in Pinkney. A 50's theme to be sure but if my memory serves it had been closed permanently last autumn when I drove through Pinkney. 02-08




B&K Root Beer
Kokomo, IN
Photo courtesy Alan Culley

This frosty mug sign belongs to the B&K Root Beer in Kokomo, IN. The place is still open for business in season. 12-08

B&K Root Beer
Van Wert, OH
Photo and info courtesy Alan Culley

Check out the B&K Root Beer in Van Wert, OH. This B&K Root Beer is still open and awaiting warmer weather.

This B&K features a similar root beer mug marquee as the one in Kokomo, IN. 02-09








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