South Carolina Landmark, Sometimes the Butt of Jokes, is Ripe for Renewal

February 20, 2015 1:56 AM

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South Carolina Landmark, Sometimes the Butt of Jokes, is Ripe for Renewal

GAFFNEY, S.C.—It is no simple matter to keep the nation’s most recognizable and giggle-inducing water tower as pretty as a peach.

The “Peachoid” sits high above Interstate 85 in Gaffney, S.C., and brightens the lonely four-hour stretch between Atlanta and Charlotte for tens of thousands of drivers a day. Its round shape, warm tones and indentation between halves drive some drivers to anatomical distraction, including a charact...

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