Honest John’s

Honest John’s was located on East Stone Drive and was owned by John D. Barker. Honest John’s operated as a restaurant, gas station, and souvenir/novelty shop. The “Big Indian” carved by Honest John himself was 32 feet tall and although Honest John’s closed years ago the statue still stands today.

Photographer: Thomas McNeer, Jr.

Date Taken: 1960


ID#: 6141-3-60


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