Greenville, Ohio is a wonderful small town in farm country with lots of rich heritage. It is home to Annie Oakley, Lowell Thomas, and the gum wall.
I had read about the gum wall but saw it for the first time this weekend on our way back from a weekend trip in nearby Indiana.
We stopped, took these photos, and then went inside to get a pop. It was a typical small-town diner with hamburgers, hot dogs, and french fries on the menu.
I must admit, the gum wall was fascinating but turned me off from wanting to actually eat there.
As we were waiting for our order, I was looking around and saw a sign that advertised their “gum wall t-shirts”. I asked them about it and they showed me a really fun t-shirt showing a closeup, similar to the top photo here, with the additional novelty of having a raised surface on the image to give a 3-D effect.
I do plan on going back with my nephews and nieces this summer, when they come to visit. We’ll go to the Annie Oakley Museum and then stop to get them a gum wall T-shirt. They will think it is cool.