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Octopuses

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Octopus
Scranton, PA
Giant Octopus
Port Isabel, TX
This Scranton Octopus is located on the roof of Cooper's Seafood House. He holds a pirate in one of his arms. Cooper's building is shaped like a ship and there is also a lighthouse at one end and several other pirate statues.

This Port Isabel Octopus was pretty beat-up when this photo was taken in 2008. I'm not sure if it is still there. My guess is that the store below was some sort of souvenir stand.

Octopus and Pirates
Wildwood, NJ
This Octopus and Pirates are installed at Old Time Photos on the boardwalk. They were created by Mark Cline in 2011. The skull and wrecked ship are probably his work as well.

Octopus Car Wash
Rockford, IL
This Octopus Car Wash was established in Rock Island, IL in 1953. I believe the Rockford location is the oldest one left. The interior has a neon and a stained glass octopus as well. For more, see this website.

Octopus Car Wash
Sterling, IL
Octopus Car Wash
Albuquerque, NM
The Octopus Car Wash in Sterling is the only other location in Illinois.

There are currently seven Octopus Car Wash locations in Albuquerque and another in Farmington, NM. This location was probably adapted from a pre-existing car wash. For more, see this website.

Octopus Car Wash
University Ave.
Madison, WI

Octopus Car Wash
E. Washington Ave.
Madison, WI
Octopus Car Wash
Park St.
Madison, WI
Octopus Car Wash
Milwaukee, WI
There are about 23 Octopus Car Wash locations in six states: Arizona (4), Colorado (3), Illinois (2), Florida (2), New Mexico (8), and Wisconsin (4). The spinning octopus mascot is named "Ozzie".

The University Ave. sign shown in the top row above had flags on the poles when the first photo as taken in 2006. The other photos of that location are from 2011. The front arm of the Park St. octopus curls back towards its body unlike the others which extend and hold a vacuum.

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