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'Roadside Americana' is classic Plane-shaped gas station in Tennessee

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Updated: Mar 30, 2019 12:45 PM EDT

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 'Roadside Americana' is classic Plane-shaped gas station in Tennessee

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If you drive west on U.S. Route 25W in Powell, Tennessee, just outside Knoxville - known as the Clinton Highway in this part of the state - you'll head up a slight hill. As the road curves north, you will see on your left something strange: an airplane. As you approach, it faces you, looking like it's about to take off and fly over your head. As you get closer, you'll notice the stairs leading to its right wing. You'll probably realize it's not an actual airplane, but you might pull over to get a closer look. That's exactly what the Nickle brothers wanted you to do.

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