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Amazing Mural at the Zingo Express/ BP Amoco in Knox, Indiana

Whilst traveling back from Wabash over the weekend, we stopped at a BP for gas &etc. Inside was this epic mural of architectural life in Knox, Indiana in the mid-1980s:

Knox, Indiana BP/ Amoco Zingo Express Gas Station Mural: Panorama

Here's some detail, starting with an old school take on the original gas station-- "Zingo", when diesel was 30 cents a gallon:

Knox, Indiana BP/ Amoco Zingo Express Gas Station Mural: Zingo Diesel Fuel Detail

Here's a look at Knox City Hall:

Knox, Indiana BP/ Amoco Zingo Express Gas Station Mural: City Hall Detail

Matched against the Google Street View take of the place recently:

Knox, Indiana City Hall, 101 W. Washington St.

Here's a 1980s-ish look at the place when it was an Amoco:

Knox, Indiana BP/ Amoco Zingo Express Gas Station Mural: Amoco/ Burger King

And on StreetView:


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This is some amazing folk art by this guy:

Knox, Indiana BP/ Amoco Zingo Express Gas Station Mural: Jeff Shepard, Artist (1986?)

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