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Flag Store

This little enterprise is set up on the Interstate access road. The inventory is varied, but does seem to favor rugs and flags that have stars on them.

Sweetwater, Texas
photographed 2.23.2018

Not built to last


The town’s original name was Ledwig, but the post office rejected that name. So it somehow became Pep.

There’s almost nothing left.

But once upon a time, there was a roadside business in Pep. In current lingo, its business model was not sustainable. Neither was that travel trailer….

Pep, Texas
photographed 2.16.2014

January 23

The loss of roadside commerce

Umbarger, Texas

photographed 1.21.2012

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