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Smilin’ Jack

Oct. 23, 1986: Painter applies last-minute touches to 3.3-million-gallon storage tank at the Unocal (now ConocoPhillips) storage tank at the company refinery in Wilmington. The tank, nicknamed ‘Smilin’ Jack’  has been painted every Halloween since 1952.  About 100 gallons of paint are used to freshen up the 73-foot-long smile and 18-foot-tall eyes.

‘Smilin’ Jack’ is located at 1660 West Anaheim Street in Wilmington and, continuing with the 59 year tradition, will be open Sunday and Monday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  About 20,000 visitors are expected to drive through and get free caramel corn.

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