This is an original J.R. “Bob” Minick Sr. painted sign for Magic Springs Amusement Park painted a few days before the Grand Opening. Bob Sr. only used a ruler horizontally as he drew to keep the lines straight. An amazing artist, who passed his artistic gene to his son, J. R. “Bob” Minick, Jr. and his grandson James Randall Minick. I so wonder what happened to the millions of signs he painted at Six Flags Over Texas through the years.
During his interesting life Bob Sr. owned a sign shop in downtown Fort Worth, Texas where he designed windows for downtown retail shops, owned a pool hall and other enterprises. Bob was pilot, crop duster in the South Texas Valley. During World War II he trained fighter pilots. A very talented man.
He was also my Dear Father-In-Law and another reason I love the amusement park life.