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There are two of them, so cute, vintage cowboy boot ashtrays from the famous Wall Drug in Wall, South Dakota. They have beautiful pink and yellow muted colors with Wall Drug Wall South Dakota and a drawing. These would be fun decorative items that you could even hang both of them on the wall. They are in mint condition and here is some info about Wall Drug.

The signs lead to a drugstore and soda fountain three-quarters of a block long that has grown into an oasis of friendly commercial hurdy-gurdy in the middle of the sparse prairie. The Wall Drug Store in Wall, South Dakota (population 800), 50 miles east of Rapid City, is a three-generation family business that this year celebrates its 50th anniversary. Its standing offer of free ice water, and coffee for 5 cents – as much as you can drink of both – helps attract as many as 20,000 customers on a busy summer day, maybe a million a year.

The whole improbable enterprise was started in the depths of the Depression by a 28-year-old Nebraska pharmacist named Ted Hustead. He had a $3,000 stake, a wife, a child of four, and the brass of a born capitalist. Now 78, with wire-rimmed trifocals, thin white hair and a deeply lined face, Ted looks like a kindly drugstore man out of Norman Rockwell. In earlier pictures, he looked more serious and resolute. “We weren’t trying to make it rich,” he recalls. “We were trying to make a living”.

The boots measure 6" tall by 3" wide.

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Vintage Advertising Ashtrays / Cowboy Boots / Wall Drug, Wall, South Dakota, made in Japan

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1960s
  • Materials: ceramic, paint
  • Feedback: 462 reviews
  • Only ships within United States.
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