08 Oct Britten Leaning Water Tower, Groom Texas
The Britten Leaning Water Tower is another humorous roadside icon along the panhandle stretch of Route 66 near Groom, Texas. In the early 1980’s entrepreneur Ralph Britten decided to open a truck stop and restaurant and needed a water tower. Typical of good old-fashioned American ingenuity, he figured if you “lean it” they will come! And indeed they did. His truck stop became a real hot spot for weary and thirsty travelers of all kinds. Sadly, an electrical fire shut the place down later in the 80’s and now just the water tower remains.