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Roadside Characters Central California


Tire Sign
Bakersfield, CA
Photo courtesy Chris & Ginger

Check out this little character up on top of the roof of this Bakersfield, CA tire store. Even those that don't need tires do a double take as they pass by. 07-07



Forty One Cafe
Lemoore, CA
Photo courtesy Tony Craig

Here's the Forty One Cafe located along Highway 41 in Lemoore, CA. Check out the little burger guy on top of the roof holding the burger and frosted over mug. He appears to be from the A&W family of burger statues. 12-10



Carpeteria Man (Gone)
Bakersfield, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com


A friendly sight off the road is the Carpeteria Genie in Bakersfield, CA. This guy has been holding up the Carpeteria sign lettering for many years.

Well, around the turn of the century, Carpeteria was on shaky financial footing and Carpeteria appeared o be a going concern. It turns out that Carpeteria and the name survived but the genie did not in most of the locations including the one here in Bakersfield.

See more Carpeteria genies here in Nevada and Whittier. 11-20






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