Bernard’s Barn Sign

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Just southeast of the junction of Hwy 208 and 212 up from Hot Springs NC is this great old barn sign.  The barn is slowly collapsing, as you may have noticed. My buddy saw this on a motorcycle ride recently and we added it to our Mars Hill – Weaverville – Marshall run this weekend. Location is 35.934530, -82.742141
The sign:

SELL  YOUR TOBACCO ON
(?) BIG (?) MARKET (?)
BARNARDS’S 4 BIG (?)
BERNARD NO 1 & 2  FARMERS (?) BETTER
(LAST LINER UNREADABLE)