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Roadside Characters Southern California
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Gardena Bear
Gardena, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Watch out! Bears are on the loose! This Gardena Bear is just one of other surviving members of the bear family.



Check out other Roadside Bears here



C.C. Camperland
Anaheim, CA
Photo and info courtesy John S. Foley

Say hello to Harbie, former guardian of the Harbor Gasoline stations in the Los Angeles/Orange County area up until the early '70's.



Pilgrim Fence Co.
Photo courtesy Georg Balandran

Check out this mascot for the Pilgrim Fence Co . This huge thing really catches the eye of travelers passing by.





Carpeteria Genie (Removed)
Whittier, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Here's the familiar Carpeteria guy standing proudly over the passersby on Whittier Blvd in Whittier. Or at least when he used to be standing there. This guy was removed in 1998.


Carpeteria Genie
N. Hollywood, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

This Carpeteria genie looks like he has lighter hair than the Whittier guy above. Must be the sunshine in the Valley. This one is found in North Hollywood.

See more Carpeteria genies here in Bakersfield and Nevada.



"Cafe Guy"
Photo courtesy Georg Balandran

This little guy looks like a cousin or relative of the Steak Corral guy below. Not sure if he once held up a porterhouse steak himself, or if he's just giving the passing motorists the thumbs up signal.













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