My Barn Charm posts for the past couple of weeks have featured the historic Mail Pouch Barns with ads for chewing tobacco. I've noted many times that while I don't condone the use of tobacco the Mail Pouch barns are of significant historical value. Many of you may know the Mail Pouch barn originated in West Virginia. At one time they numbered in the thousands across West Virginia and throughtout the nation. Many are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. They are a symbol of a great marketing strategy. That same strategy is being used today in West Virginia to promote tobacco prevention.
This barn is the result of a campaign called Save Face geared to ending the use of spit/chewing tobacco. I found this one along the same route as the four Mail Pouch barns I posted the last couple of weeks. I really have to go back and hope that little door is closed because I can't figure out what it says behind it. :)
Linking to Tricia's Barn Charm.