World's Largest Catsup Bottle

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Each summer, the town gathers to sing "Happy Birthday" to this 70ft-tall water tower (atop a 100ft-tall steel tower) painted to resemble a bottle of Brooks Rich & Tangy Catsup in 1949. The ketchup-bottling plant left town in the 1970s, but left behind the regional landmark, which could hold up to 640,000 14oz bottles of the tomato table sauce. The annual Catsup Bottle Festival also includes a ketchup-covered hot dog-eating contest, so it's a good thing the town's a solid four-and-a-half hours driving distance from Chicago-style hot dog purists.

World's Largest Catsup Bottle
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World's Largest Catsup Bottle

Flickr/Castaway in Scotland

Each summer, the town gathers to sing "Happy Birthday" to this 70ft-tall water tower (atop a 100ft-tall steel tower) painted to resemble a bottle of Brooks Rich & Tangy Catsup in 1949. The ketchup-bottling plant left town in the 1970s, but left behind the regional landmark, which could hold up to 640,000 14oz bottles of the tomato table sauce. The annual Catsup Bottle Festival also includes a ketchup-covered hot dog-eating contest, so it's a good thing the town's a solid four-and-a-half hours driving distance from Chicago-style hot dog purists.