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Discussion in 'The Golden Era' started by hatguy1, Nov 26, 2013.
South of Ozark, Missouri in the 1930s.
Lowery’s Phillips 66 Station on Route 66 near Marshfield, Missouri. The Lowery family also ran the Garbage Can Cafe (not sure I would have gone with that naming ...). Apologies if I posted this before.
More recently ...
Have to agree with you on that name. The Fading Fasts are hardly high-brow or finicky in their road-trip dining - they even have a bent toward kitsch - but would probably pass on that one. I do like its sign though.
If I were hungry and looking for a roadside cafe I think I'd be more concerned with there only being two cars in the parking lot.
LeBlanc's Conoco Service, Lafayette, Indiana, 1947.
More recently a restaurant:
A little curbside Texaco available from your local Ford dealer (Columbia, Missouri, 1950s)
Great pic. I Love the dairy truck to the far left. Also, love the angle parking even if backing out can, sometimes, by harrowing.
I'm back... been battling crappy internet, covid, and a host of other things, but I still have plenty of photos to post.
That guy in the suit giving the pump the once-over is a Standard Oil rep about to give Gramps a hard time for being out of uniform. Better look sharp!
The Shell station is even more out of spec. That's a '30s sign on the pole, a '40s sign on the wall -- with half of it missing -- and mid-sixties pumps with mid-70s labeling. And we won't even get started on that non-regulation paint job. What part of "buff, red, and yellow" didn't the consignee understand?
Welcome back Rob! Glad to see that you too have seemingly defeated that COVID critter.
Glad to see you posting again and, most importantly, very glad you are okay.
Glad you're feeling better and glad to see you back, Rob.
Thanks, everyone... it's good to be back.
In all honesty, my wife had Covid-19... I've managed to avoid it, so far...,and I had to take care of her and live in isolation myself for the duration. She's doing much better now, except for the lingering losses of taste and smell, and a persistent cough and fatigue. I count ourselves lucky, as a lot of folks have it worse.
I also finally changed internet providers for the first time in 20+ years, to Xfinity... it's a lot more reliable and the speeds are faster.
Man at work.
Glad she is OK! I never lost my sense of taste/smell (thank goodness). Still a lingering cough and some possible cognitive issues (not that I use those anyway). Stay safe Rob.
Mountain Grove, Missouri
One of the first stations in St. Louis. c. 1916.