Posted 7 years ago
We thought that putting the Carter Service below the Carter Gas sign would be an easy way to display this new Strip sign we found up in Idaho on the Ft Hall Bannock/Shoshone Indian Reservation. This is the mint sign we spotted on an old abandoned Service Station that was quite a treasure hunt to finally purchase. When we first spotted it we stopped and asked a nearby Ft Hall policeman for information about the owner of the property. That was very interesting because when the policeman rolled down the window of his Ft Hall police car, we couldn't help but notice that he was a Black officer with a substantial number of tattooes on his exposed arms and piercings on his tongue that markedly impeded his speech which clearly indicated that he was not only not a "local" Ft Hall resident, but that he was from a distant Eastern State. We mused for considerable time about how that might have happened as there didn't seem to be any other black residents in the community ? Interestingly he did seem to know that the old abandoned Station had once belonged a man named Luke Eaglefeather. Finding Luke was the fun part! I will mention that he lived way out in the Country just off Cemetary road in, what looked like an old abandoned single wide house trailed amidst a few other abandoned looking house trailers and a large number of abandoned vehicles inside a fenced and gated area protected by large mean dogs. We never did find out how all the hatchet marks in the end of the trailer got there but surmised that it may have been evening target practice or perhaps too much hard liquor after the heartbreak of losing his girlfriend to another guy? I'll save the rest of the story for another post, but finding this guy was very "colorful" and adventurous. Remember that the Fun is in the Hunt.