Re: IGA truck
Clarnce Saunders, founder of Piggly Wiggly lived here in Memphis, The mansion he built is now the Pink Palace Museum and has a replica of one of his early stores in it. Here is a link:toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
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From: "proto48er" <atkott@...>
Subject: [STMFC] Re: IGA truck
Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2011 18:21:08 -0000
The owner of the Piggly-Wiggly chain lived 2 houses down from us on the street behind our house - he passed away in about 2003. He was a lifelong "O" scaler with a large layout in a building behind his house. Sadly, his house and outbuilding are gone now.
When P-W was a viable business, he would be approached by salesmen from the various food companies. He gave the salesmen for some of his largest accounts an "O" scale brass Lobaugh reefer for them to paint in their slogans and return to him to run on the layout. I recall one painted with running animals from Libby. Also one from Del Monte.
I would also like some decal artwork for P-W in "O" scale.
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