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What happened to the giant Mr. Peanut sign in San Francisco?

SFPL History Center Photo Collection / cropped and resized

In 1976, there was a classified ad in the San Francisco Chronicle. It read, “SIGN Mr. PEANUT for sale. 20ft. tall as see [sic] from Bayshore Fwy. Eves. 364-5005.” That’s the last record of the huge Mr. Peanut sign that once marked the spot of the Planters Peanut factory.

KALW listener Randall Ann Hoffman wants to know what happened to that iconic sign - so we sent reporter Marina Poole to investigate. 

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