Downtown Havana, Arkansas

On our way to Mount Magazine, we passed through the thrilling town of Havana. We stopped at the lone gas station for snacks. There were a few houses, but this building was pretty much all there was to the rest of town. I thought it was interesting, both for the ghost signs and for the variety of things they evidently sold there over the years.


I can’t make out all of what this sign says. The blue part says “Big Smith.” There is a brand of bib overalls by that name, and I wouldn’t be surprised to discover they were popular in Havana, Arkansas.


Peters Diamond Brand Shoes


Borden’s Ice Cream (and I think the ghost sign under it says “groceries.”


Sterling Paints and Coca-Cola


I guess when there’s just one store in town …

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