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Old 10-14-2020, 02:10 PM
 
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A friend and I will be south of Pittsburgh in a few weeks with the intent to photograph old Mail Pouch Barns. Are there any around the Wheeling area? If so,where could I find a map with coordinates?
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Old 10-14-2020, 08:41 PM
 
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When you mentioned this I actually looking up some information on this I never knew. I didn't know that the first barn with the mail pouch logo actually was in wheeling West Virginia. The Bloch brothers,who owned a general store,made flavored chewing tobacco, and needed some type of marketing to keep upin the increasingly advertising- oriented early 1900's . Over 20,000 barns were painted at one point in 22 states with most being in the Ohio Valley. They were painted from 1891 to 1992. Sorry I have no information on those still in the Wheeling area. There is pictures of many of them on pinterest.
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Old 10-15-2020, 09:26 AM
 
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Thank you for attempting to help, I have found the ones on Pinterest, I also called Greene County PA tourism and the lady there was able to tell me that there are seven remaining in Greene County,and more in West Virginia, Maryland,and southeast Ohio, nobody seems to know that much about them,lol.
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Old 11-06-2020, 05:53 PM
 
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Thank you for attempting to help, I have found the ones on Pinterest, I also called Greene County PA tourism and the lady there was able to tell me that there are seven remaining in Greene County,and more in West Virginia, Maryland,and southeast Ohio, nobody seems to know that much about them,lol.
I am actually aware of one in Fairfield County, CT. Obviously with the passage of time, there are fewer and fewer of them, but they are definitely classics.
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