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FATW -- Found Along The Way -- April 2011 #246011
Wed Apr 06 2011 08:14 PM
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Hey Guys & Gals,

It's time to share the petro relics that we've stumbled across in our recent travels, and check out what other people have found as well.

If you would like to contribute to this feature, simply post the pictures here or email them directly to me and I will post them for you. Be sure to include a story or description with your submissions.

If it's too close to the next installment, please note that I may hold your contribution for posting when the new FATW comes up.
Send 'em in!!

Happy Trails!

Wes

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Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- April 2011 [Re: thermactor] #246012
Wed Apr 06 2011 08:17 PM
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The weather is getting a lot nicer, so let's get out and shoot some great station photos! I know I'll try to get at least a couple this weekend.


If you can look past the cheesy enclosure of the canopy, and the terrible added-on pitched roof with corrugated gables, this is a fantastic little station.



Let's look closer at the round tiles over on the left side...


Neat tile work at the corners, too:

Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- April 2011 [Re: thermactor] #246014
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Right down the street is this nicely maintained canopy station:

Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- April 2011 [Re: thermactor] #246024
Wed Apr 06 2011 08:52 PM
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On our trip to Iowa a couple of weeks ago we stopped at Shoemakers Truck Stop in Lincoln, NE. As we walked in my sons said hey look its a clock face. Then looked at his wrist, we had a good laugh. I told him to do it again so we grabbed this shot. Then we saw the Wayne, got bug eyed and had an OMG moment. Fun trip.



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Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- April 2011 [Re: DasFast1] #246129
Thu Apr 07 2011 01:15 PM
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Took my daughters to Monterey, Ca and found this station.

Form the old signs on the building it was once a Texaco station.



Mike
Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- April 2011 [Re: strnge] #246130
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While driving around Seaside, Ca (next to Monterey, Ca) I found this one:

All the globes are repos.



















Mike
Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- April 2011 [Re: thermactor] #246234
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Sunoco on US-24 Logansport, Sell's Oil on Indiana 15 at Silver Lake & Indiana 15 at Clymers. The owner said the Clymers location was a Standard in the 1950's.

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Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- April 2011 [Re: Dave Rowlison] #247011
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Here are a couple I found last weekend. The first two are in Correctionville, Iowa. The first one is called the Rock Station built in 1934 from stones from the local river. The second is a really cool Cities Service station with the roof being made with porcelain tiles. and the last one is in Cushing, Iowa. They were cleaing that old station out and I got to look around. Only thing I found was buckeye nozzle which I bought.

Keith

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Drive with Care and Buy Sinclair!! I buy Sinclair globes, signs, cans, ect.
Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- April 2011 [Re: keithia] #247012
Mon Apr 11 2011 01:29 PM
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More.

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Drive with Care and Buy Sinclair!! I buy Sinclair globes, signs, cans, ect.
Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- April 2011 [Re: keithia] #247026
Mon Apr 11 2011 03:15 PM
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Great pics from Correctionville, Keith! The rock station is most likely Skelly. They had backlit square glass Skelly signs to fit windows like the one on the gable of that building. The Cities Service is fantastic, and very well preserved. Can you imagine fixing that place up to display a collection and use as a workshop?

Wes

Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- April 2011 [Re: thermactor] #247069
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That cities gas station is BAD *****!!!!!!!!


Mike
Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- April 2011 [Re: thermactor] #247074
Mon Apr 11 2011 05:34 PM
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Yeah! I could put a pump in each of those window displays. The added on part is used for a construction company or some thing like that for their shop. I would love to have the main part of the old station.


Drive with Care and Buy Sinclair!! I buy Sinclair globes, signs, cans, ect.
Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- April 2011 [Re: keithia] #247366
Tue Apr 12 2011 08:13 PM
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Keith, quite a surprise to see pictures from C'ville, lots of my family is from around there, I grew up in Sx City, are you from that neck of the woods?

early abandoned gas station #248241
Sun Apr 17 2011 08:17 AM
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Place is about an hour south of me in Streetman,it's definitly old enough to have had Visibles sitting in front of it,thought i'd share.

Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- April 2011 [Re: strnge] #251063
Wed Apr 27 2011 05:59 PM
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I saw these last week when visiting my parents in FL. We had taken their boat out on the Gulf and took a trip cruising up a river. These were taken from the boat.

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