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Mammoth Orange
Fairmead, CA

Travelers passing through the Highway 99 corridor in Fairmead, CA for years would look forward to seeing the giant Mammoth Orange stand and its giant orange shell. However, those who wished to stop would have to be ready to quickly slow down as the entrance to the Mammoth Orange stand would come quickly and sometimes unexpectedly.

 

Mammoth Orange
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Well, travelers no longer need to worry about the quick turn-off as a highway expansion project blocked the access to the Mammoth Orange, forcing the old roadside orange stand out of business in July 2007. This Mammoth Orange is one of just a few left of the once popular roadside joint.

 

Unlike many other roadside treasures that are unceremoniously bulldozed or scrapped piece by piece, the orange shell was moved up the road to its original home town of Chowchilla in May 2008.

Mammoth Orange close-up
Fairmead, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

 

According to the ABC30 website, the City of Chowchilla has purchased the Mammoth Orange and moved the orange with the purpose of restoring the stand and reopening as a part of a historic heritage area in a new retail center.

The Mammoth Orange originally was situated along the Route 99 in Chowchilla when it first opened. In 1954, the stand was moved to Fairmead.

 

Mammoth Orange from Hwy 99
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

View from across the way
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Mammoth Orange in business
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

 

Mammoth Orange Moving to Chowchilla

Date: Friday May 02, 2008

 

Video from ABC30

 

 

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