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#127652 - Sun Jan 21 2007 10:05 PM Mountain Home, Arkansas, Gas Station
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Registered: Tue Jul 25 2000
Loc: South of St. Louis, MO USA
Big Jim of Mountain Home, Arkansas says:
"I'm looking for photos of the Natoma Service Station, 5 miles south of Mt. Home Arkansas on Old Highway 5. It was the main spot in that area during construction of Norfork Dam."

Here is a photo he found. Can anybody identify the brand on the sign near the pumps? Can anybody help with more info or other photos?



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#127653 - Sun Jan 21 2007 10:12 PM Re: Mountain Home, Arkansas, Gas Station
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Registered: Sat Jan 24 2004
Loc: Santa Fe, NM
Looks like a Pierce Pennant sign and a 1928-29 Model A Ford.

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#127654 - Sun Jan 21 2007 10:19 PM Re: Mountain Home, Arkansas, Gas Station
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Registered: Wed Apr 27 2005
Loc: Decatur, IL
I agree - looks like a Pennant sign to me. Is that a double visible?

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#127655 - Sun Jan 21 2007 10:45 PM Re: Mountain Home, Arkansas, Gas Station
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Loc: South of St. Louis, MO USA
Here's a similar Pierce Pennant sign. The sign is custom repro based on an original, but the base appears to be original.
Thanks, guys.



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#127656 - Sun Jan 21 2007 10:47 PM Re: Mountain Home, Arkansas, Gas Station
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Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
2 pumps appear to be RUSH Model H's
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#127657 - Mon Jan 22 2007 07:36 PM Re: Mountain Home, Arkansas, Gas Station
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Registered: Mon Jan 24 2005
Loc: Rolla Mo
I was only aware that there was only about 5 pennant stations,none of them being in Arkansas.One in St Louis,one in St James,Rolla and Lebanon and a possible on in springfield.I may be totally wrong though.

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#127658 - Mon Jan 22 2007 08:18 PM Re: Mountain Home, Arkansas, Gas Station
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Registered: Mon Jan 22 2007
Loc: Mt Home Arkansaw
Vietnam Vet told me about his mother was young, arriving to the area in a covered wagon. It was dark and pouring down rain. Her family spent the rainy night under Natoma Service Station roof beside pumps.

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#127659 - Mon Jan 22 2007 09:01 PM Re: Mountain Home, Arkansas, Gas Station
JimT Offline
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Registered: Fri Dec 06 2002
Loc: Cleveland,Ohio U.S.A.
There was only five Pennant stations?

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#127660 - Tue Jan 23 2007 09:50 PM Re: Mountain Home, Arkansas, Gas Station
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Registered: Mon Jan 24 2005
Loc: Rolla Mo
How many pannant stations were there and what states were they located????

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#127661 - Tue Jan 23 2007 10:41 PM Re: Mountain Home, Arkansas, Gas Station
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Registered: Tue Jul 25 2000
Loc: South of St. Louis, MO USA
The book Guide to Gasoline Logos says that Pierce Pennant had extensive gasoline marketing in Mexico and marketed in the South Central states in the 1920s. Bought out by Sinclair in 1930. There are 7 different Pennant globes listed in the Benjamin-Henderson Gas Globe book. That would make me think that there were more than just a few stations.

The Rush "stovepipe" model H gas pump was introduced in 1925 according to the Illustrated Guide to Gas Pumps.

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#127662 - Tue Jan 23 2007 10:41 PM Re: Mountain Home, Arkansas, Gas Station
Jack Sim Offline
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Registered: Fri Nov 10 2000
Loc: St. Louis, MO, USA
Pierce Pennant was out of St. Louis, off the top of my head I would say thay had more than 4 stations. I probably have more than 4 pictures of their stations in my collection, if I just knew where to look for them. If I find any, I'll post them as soon as possible.
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#127663 - Wed Jan 24 2007 02:18 PM Re: Mountain Home, Arkansas, Gas Station
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Registered: Sun Oct 02 2005
Loc: Raleigh, NC
Just because it's a Pierce Pennant curb sign doesn't necessarily mean that it was a Pierce Station..... they might just have sold Pennant oil there. Like a Pennzoil, or Quaker State, or a Mobiloil curb sign out in front of a Texaco Station. It could have been a "no name" independent mom & pop retailer. Agree?

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#127664 - Wed Jan 24 2007 05:35 PM Re: Mountain Home, Arkansas, Gas Station
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Registered: Mon Jan 24 2005
Loc: Rolla Mo
I know that there is one here in my hometown that people have tried to tear down numerous times but has been saved lately.The flag can still be seen on the front of the building.The station in rolla has been tore down along with the motel.The man to ask is greg Gazak,I will try to find out.I have 2 of the globes myself,missed the etched one.Definately out of St Louis and bought out by sinclair.

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