Old gas stations

Discussion in 'The Golden Era' started by hatguy1, Nov 26, 2013.

  1. South of Ozark, Missouri in the 1930s.

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  2. 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.

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  3. Fading Fast

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    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.
     
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  4. 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.
     
  5. LeBlanc's Conoco Service, Lafayette, Indiana, 1947.

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  6. A little curbside Texaco available from your local Ford dealer (Columbia, Missouri, 1950s)

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    Great pic. I Love the dairy truck to the far left. Also, love the angle parking even if backing out can, sometimes, by harrowing.
     
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    I'm back... been battling crappy internet, covid, and a host of other things, but I still have plenty of photos to post. :)

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  9. LizzieMaine

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    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?
     
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  10. Welcome back Rob! Glad to see that you too have seemingly defeated that COVID critter.
     
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    Glad to see you posting again and, most importantly, very glad you are okay.
     
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    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.

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  15. 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.
     
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  17. Mountain Grove, Missouri

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  18. One of the first stations in St. Louis. c. 1916.

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  19. Ghostsoldier

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    Home gas.
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