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16 Roadside Architectural Wonders

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Leaning Tower of Texas: Groom, Texas

The Leaning Tower of Texas was devised by the owner of the Tower Fuel Stop as an advertising ploy during the glory days of Route 66.
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A lefto­ver from the glory days of Route 66, the long-closed Tower Fuel Stop installed this otherwise nondescript water tower as an advertising ploy.

It was labeled "Britten, U.S.A." by proprietor Ralph Britten, who intentionally shortened the legs on one side during the 1950s for the eye-catching lean.

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The Orange Show Monument was many years in the making. Learn more about it on the next page.

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