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#457331 - Wed Aug 21 2013 10:29 PM liOld Standard Oil Distrubutorship coming down...
Steve Plucker Offline
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Registered: Tue Dec 04 2012
Loc: Walla Walla, WA
I live at an old Standard Oil of California Distrubutorship here in the middle of Walla Walla County in Washington State.

It is located 30 miles north of Walla Walla at 9020 Lyons Ferry Road...You might be able to view it on Google Earth or something like that.

Anyway, there are still standing the 3 17,000 gallon tanks and plenty of metal pipe which is coming down this Monday or Tuesday, August 26 or 27, 2013.

The old distrubutorship which ceased operation about 30 years ago.

It was established sometime in the 1940's...My 1938-1945 (or there abouts) Gilbarco 96C2 Gas pump was converted to the Cheveron colors of the early/late 50's-60's so it must of pumped some gas from this plant at one time or the other.

They used to provide fuel to the area wheat farmers.

Anyway, take a look cause they wont be there much longer.

Pluck


Edited by Steve Plucker (Wed Aug 21 2013 11:42 PM)

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#457334 - Wed Aug 21 2013 10:34 PM Re: liOld Standard Oil Distrubutorship coming down... [Re: Steve Plucker]
hotrodfun1 Offline
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Registered: Mon Oct 05 2009
Loc: Montana
Thanks for sharing.
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#457336 - Wed Aug 21 2013 10:47 PM Re: liOld Standard Oil Distrubutorship coming down... [Re: Steve Plucker]
advertologist Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
I live at an old Standard Oil of California Distrubutorship here in the middle of Walla Walla County in Washington State.

did you get pictures?.. cool
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#457341 - Wed Aug 21 2013 11:17 PM Re: liOld Standard Oil Distrubutorship coming down... [Re: advertologist]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
9020 Lyons Ferry Road, Prescott, WA
Is this the correct address?
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#457342 - Wed Aug 21 2013 11:24 PM Re: liOld Standard Oil Distrubutorship coming down... [Re: Dick Bennett]
hotrodfun1 Offline
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Registered: Mon Oct 05 2009
Loc: Montana
I can't find it
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#457346 - Wed Aug 21 2013 11:38 PM Re: liOld Standard Oil Distrubutorship coming down... [Re: hotrodfun1]
Steve Plucker Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Dec 04 2012
Loc: Walla Walla, WA
yes,

9020 Lyons Ferry Rd.
Prescott, Washington

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#457355 - Thu Aug 22 2013 01:12 AM Re: liOld Standard Oil Distrubutorship coming down... [Re: Steve Plucker]
Dave's Garage Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 05 2011
Loc: Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
Steve, if you can take a few photo's and add them to this thread. You will help preserve the images for future reference by anyone searching this site.
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Dave's Garage & Memorabilia, Inc.

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#457360 - Thu Aug 22 2013 03:53 AM Re: liOld Standard Oil Distrubutorship coming down... [Re: Dave's Garage]
Steven C. Offline
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Registered: Fri Jun 01 2012
Loc: MICHIGAN
Aerial shot.
Why do places like this go out of business? Are the wheat farmers still there? If so, where do they buy fuel now?

P.S. why is "Aerial" spelled with an "e" when it is from the AIR, not the AER?


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#457380 - Thu Aug 22 2013 08:20 AM Re: liOld Standard Oil Distrubutorship coming down... [Re: Steven C.]
Steve Plucker Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Dec 04 2012
Loc: Walla Walla, WA
The dealership is at the lower right of the road in the photo above...kind of looks like a 45 DEGREE angle.

Oh yes...the wheat farmers are still here.

Do not know why the busisness shut down...that will be something I will have to find out and do some research on.

It could be that the tanks were condemed by the EPA and the cost of up-grade, insurance, and liability was just to much...do not know for sure.

Most of the fuel for the farmers needs comes out of Walla Walla or the Tri-Cities area.

Pluck


Edited by Steve Plucker (Thu Aug 22 2013 08:26 AM)

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#457387 - Thu Aug 22 2013 08:57 AM Re: liOld Standard Oil Distrubutorship coming down... [Re: Steve Plucker]
H1HUMMER Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Wed Dec 05 2007
Loc: KENNEWICK, WA
I assume this is Deshazo's place ? went to a sale there a few years ago and got some Chevron tank tags and misc other items.

Very cool place to dig around, too bad it's coming down.

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#457503 - Thu Aug 22 2013 09:13 PM Re: liOld Standard Oil Distrubutorship coming down... [Re: H1HUMMER]
Steve Plucker Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Dec 04 2012
Loc: Walla Walla, WA
H1HUMMER...

Yes, it is the same place...

I have a 3-peice sign for which each section is about 20" x 20" and it is minus the center section.

It says:

BOB MUZZY JR
DEALERSHIP
STANDARD OIL COMPANY
OF CALIFORNIA

Red, White and Blue

Having the center section professionally redone.

Pluck

Pluck

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#458150 - Sun Aug 25 2013 10:23 PM Re: liOld Standard Oil Distrubutorship coming down... [Re: Steve Plucker]
Steve Plucker Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Dec 04 2012
Loc: Walla Walla, WA
This coming Tusday, the tanks and all the piping will be gone.

This station has been here since the very late 30's or the early 40's.

Pluck

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