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JIM LANE'S BACKYARD BILLBOARD IS A FAMILIAR SIGHT ON JACKSBORO HIGHWAY NEAR nORTHSIDE DRIVE (photo by Jeff Prince)
JIM LANE'S BACKYARD BILLBOARD IS A FAMILIAR SIGHT ON JACKSBORO HIGHWAY (photo by Jeff Prince)

Longtime Fort Worth lawyer and politician Jim Lane’s backyard stretches down a hill to the Jacksboro Highway, and his business sign has become a familiar sight over the years. The sign sports his business phone and familiar profile wearing a suit and cowboy hat.

JIM LANE (photo downloaded from Lane's web site)
JIM LANE (photo downloaded from Lane's web site)

Okay, the sign is not in the same league visually as the other signs I’ve been spotlighting recently on the notorious strip of highway (and I’ll be showcasing more in the future on Blotch).

But Lane’s metal-pole, hand-painted, leaning and weathered billboard still looks cool to me as I drive by, particularly when his horses are grazing nearby.

OLD SIGN, HORSES GRAZING, TRUCKS PASSING BY -- WELCOME TO JACKSBORO HIGHWAY (photo by Jeff Prince)
OLD SIGN, HORSES GRAZING, TRUCKS PASSING BY -- WELCOME TO JACKSBORO HIGHWAY (photo by Jeff Prince)

2 COMMENTS

  1. Grand Ave is one of my favorite streets in Fort Worth. I think ol’ Jim Lane claims his house is haunted.

    You should take a picture of the Statue of Liberty at the Caravan motel and the Caravan’s sign too since you’re doing Jacksboro Highway pics.

    If you want to.

  2. @Bob — Thanks for the tip, and keep watching Blotch as I’ll be photographing and writing about more Jacksboro Highway signs in the future.

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