The Giant Orange

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    The Giant Orange is a Route 66 icon. Even though Bono's is closed, someone has been taking good care of the Giant Orange.

    There is some more history of this place on the previous photo, Bono's and the Giant Orange

    Bono's Italian Restaurant
    15395 Foothill Blvd
    Fontana, CA 92335

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    Pete Zarria and Porterness Studio added this photo to their favorites.

    1. john4kc 73 months ago | reply

      There it is! Glad to see it's being taken care of! We had a discussion about this on loungelistener's stream a while back after he spotted this one...

    2. “Caveman Chuck” Coker 73 months ago | reply

      Thanks John. Here's a little photo link to loungelistener's Giant Orange in Florida. His has 3D leaves on it, rather than painted on!

    3. Pete Zarria 73 months ago | reply

      What a pity. Thats the kind of thing that made traveling a wonderful, delightful thing. The regional eccentricities and local specialties.

    4. “Caveman Chuck” Coker 73 months ago | reply

      Pete Zarria — I've seen some new construction that, while not full-blown Googie, does have some of the eccentricity of the places like this. It would be fun if there was a architectural revival.

    5. Dina Marie 73 months ago | reply

      love that!!! the whole photo looks so very So Cal, it's making me homesick!

    6. Jibby! 73 months ago | reply

      Wow, I lived in Ontario for four years and had no idea I was so close to this much fame and history. Of course, I was a kid, so I didn't know much of anything.

    7. Sunderland Photographer John Galloway 73 months ago | reply

      Interesting comments and links good one Chuck.
      Seen in the FOTO FUGEES pool

      Click to visit our new look forum!

    8. amber e/ Love Nest 73 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Orange You Fond of Oranges?, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    9. “Caveman Chuck” Coker 73 months ago | reply

      Dina Marie — These, or variations of them, can probably be found in most of the Citrus Belt states.

      Jibby! — Don't you hate that. I hate finding out about things that are someplace I spent a lot of time and never knew about.

      HotshotsSR1 — Thanks.

      rchrdcnnnghm — Thank you.

    10. “Caveman Chuck” Coker 73 months ago | reply

      *amber e* — I added it. Thank you.

    11. Lisa Drummond 73 months ago | reply

      I use to work here in Fontana and passed this several times a day ;-)

      Seen on your photo stream. (?)

    12. “Caveman Chuck” Coker 73 months ago | reply

      lidadrum — Did you ever stop to take a photo? It's hard to get photos of buildings and other objects that face north. :-(

    13. Jubala 72 months ago | reply

      I remember that place! Haha, what's up caveman? Long time no talk. I see you are still traveling around taking random pictures. Right on man! How have you been?

    14. “Caveman Chuck” Coker 72 months ago | reply

      Jubala — I've been pretty good. How was the Air Force?

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