Along I-80 in Omaha, Nebraska, you will find just one of the many Sapp Bros Travel Centers, which is a fancy name for a truck stop. The one in Omaha was the first, built in 1971, and the 110 foot water tower had a spout and handle added to advertise the stop. Rumor has it, sometimes the percolator on top lights up and steam comes out of the spout. I didn’t actually witness that, but made a stop to check out the famous water tower just the same.
While searching for the link to include in this post, I read a little about the Sapp Bros, and it turns out they are a Christian values based company that uses their faith as a guide for company decision making. This includes incorporating chapels at some of their travel centers. It really never occurred to me, given that I am not religious, that people on the road might find a benefit of knowing where to find a chapel, but now that I know they exist, I thought it was pretty cool.
The coffee pot has become a popular roadside attraction and photo opportunity for travelers.