When we travel to Omaha to visit with my sister one of the landmarks that lets us know we are getting close to our highway exit is the following water tower.
This was your average water tower constructed in 1971 to supply the needs of the businesses that were located to the west of the Omaha metropolitan area on Highway 50 and not accessible to the conveniences of city water and sewer. A short time later, the owners of the truck stop that was near the tower got permission to rent the town space to advertise their business and added the coffeepot handle and pour spout to the refurbished water tower and the landmark became known to Omaha residents and I-80 travelers alike.
Since then, Sapp Bros has been identified with the coffeepot symbol, which invites all to stop at their locations. Sapp Bros Truck Stops, has grown into a chain of sixteen travel centers in eight states and a giant coffee pot towers over each location. But this particular coffee pot lets us know that we are only thirty minutes from our destination in Omaha Nebraska.
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