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Larry Smith Picture from the Past: Burton Pawn Coca-Cola sign

2007-07-10 .
Larry Smith, The Wave announcer and South Central Kentucky historian/photographer writes: "Here's the photo of the Coca-Cola sign that I have restored. There's more work to be done, such as more trimming and painting the black border, but it's a big improvement over the old, faded Coke sign that was previously displayed in the downtown area. The last time the sign had been painted was about 15 years ago. I offered to paint the sign, and Barry Burton, owner of the sign at S. Court and Main Street in Campbellsville, KY, told me go ahead, that he'd be happy to furnish the paint. Barry is the son of the late Moss Burton. Both are from Adair County. The sign was originally painted in the 50's when out-door advertising was catching the eye from every direction and since Coca-Cola is a historic drink today and the most recognized logo in the world, I wanted to paint the old, faded out Coca-Cola sign back into it's original 1950's look. Today if you drive the Main Street area you'll notice a huge difference.Coca-Cola still has a plant in Campbellsville." To see other Larry Smith. FM 92.7, The Wave, photographs, enter "Larry Smith" in the searchbox.

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