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California Citrus State Historic Park, Riverside, CA, September 2005 (James Lancaster Photo)

Mammoth Orange and Giant Orange Stands in California

Copyright 2006 by James E. Lancaster, Ph.D.

Additional photography by Robert Smaus.

Created 20 August 2006.

Notice:The photographs on this web page are the property of the contributors and may not be used for any other purpose without permission.

Giant Orange Cafe - Redding

The Giant Orange Cafe is along I-5 just north of Redding, CA. The orange stand in the front is authentic. It was built in the mid-1940s and was located on US 99 near Redding.

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Giant Orange Cafe, Redding, CA, October 2005 (James Lancaster Photo)

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Giant Orange Stand on US 99 near Redding, CA, ca. 1946. This stand 
has been preserved and is shown in the previous photo. (James
Lancaster Photo of a photo inside the Giant Orange Cafe)

Fast Eddies Mammoth Orange - Fairmead

Fast Eddies Mammoth Orange was on the west side of Hiway 99 near Fairmead, between Madera and Chowchilla.  Unless otherwise indicated, the photos of Fast Eddies were taken by myself in June 1991. It was no longer in use at that time. It was torn down in the mid-1990s.  

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Overall view of Fast Eddies from the south side.

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East side (front) of Fast Eddies.

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North side of Fast Eddies.

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Fast Eddies Rest Rooms.  Inside plumbing or just a biffy?

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Fast Eddies sometime after June 1991. Weeds have grown and there's a little graffiti. (Bob Smaus Photo)

Mammoth Orange Orange - Fairmead

This large Mammoth Orange stand is on the east side of Hiway 99 at Fairmead, CA, between Madera and Chowchilla.  It is still in operation as of the summer of 2006. 

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Mammoth Orange, Mid-1990s. (James Lancaster Photo)

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Mammoth Orange, Mid-1990s. (James Lancaster Photo)

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Mammoth Orange. (Bob Smaus Photo)

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Mammoth Orange counter. (Bob Smaus Photo)

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Mammoth Orange ceiling. (Bob Smaus Photo)

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Mammoth Orange, August 2005. (James Lancaster Photo)

Giant Orange - Date and Location Unknown

All photos of this partially dismantled orange stand are by Bob Smaus.

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Bono's Historic Orange stand, Fontana, CA, September 2005. The stand is located next to the now-closed Bono's Restaurant on Foothill Blvd (former Route 66). (James Lancaster Photo)

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