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#514556 - Mon Feb 17 2014 12:30 PM Re: a Trip Back in Time [Re: oldnfuelish]
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Registered: Mon Nov 29 2004
Loc: Oneida IL USA
I think I just wet myself LoL. That is a awesome find there for sure!!!!!
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#514561 - Mon Feb 17 2014 12:35 PM Re: a Trip Back in Time [Re: oldnfuelish]
K W FRITH Online   content
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
Back by the fence, there were 2 pole signs that were in good shape, and some pieces of pole signs that had been cut up and destroyed! You could just make out the fact that there was one buried under a bunch of leaves and trash, and when we brushed everything aside, it looked as though there was another one underneath it! Looked like we'd have to do a little excavating, but probably worth it! Was that ever a surprise!!


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Description: Buried Treasure here!

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Description: HHhhmmmmm? Looks like maybe more than one!

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Description: My god--there were 4 of them under there!

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Description: Looks like this one was preserved pretty darn well!


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#514562 - Mon Feb 17 2014 12:35 PM Re: a Trip Back in Time [Re: oldnfuelish]
Steven C. Online   content
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Registered: Fri Jun 01 2012
Loc: MICHIGAN
Wow, what an adventure!!
Thanks very much for sharing!!

Just curious, having sat there so long, how did those lenses look as far as paper marks?
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Really want a Sunoco National pump add glass!!

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#514566 - Mon Feb 17 2014 12:38 PM Re: a Trip Back in Time [Re: gasoildude]
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Registered: Fri Jul 01 2005
Loc: Raleigh, North Carolina
...that place was the worst-kept secret in the state...did you get the aluminum-sign Texaco Marine rack with the seagulls? Didn't see it in the pics...
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#514571 - Mon Feb 17 2014 12:48 PM Re: a Trip Back in Time [Re: K W FRITH]
K W FRITH Online   content
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
Pictures of the loaded trucks being finished up for the trip back!


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Description: A 26 foot Penske truck was loaded with the majority of the pumps, doors, and things that we did not want getting wet! It was pretty well loaded by the time we left!

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Description: Heres a pic of Tom & John loading the final pieces into the Penske truck!

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Description: A super nice Bennett double that went on the truck! Original paint and decals with an original Exxon Tiger decal on the front!

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Description: Tom was busy strapping down the load that got delegated to ride in his trailer! Did you ever see so many Tokheim 850's on one trailer? There was even a terribly rough one that we parted out, in addition to the ones we loaded!


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#514572 - Mon Feb 17 2014 12:59 PM Re: a Trip Back in Time [Re: K W FRITH]
K W FRITH Online   content
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
Heres the last pictures I took as we rolled out to the front of the bulk plant and said our goodbyes before we hit the long trail for home.
It was already Saturday afternoon and we had to stop at Wayne Storys yet before we could find a room for the night. After figuring out our time schedule, we ended up driving until 1 AM, so that we would have enough time to make it to Indianapolis and still get me over to the airport for my flight back to North Dakota! I had to explain that the Warden was expecting me, and tardiness would not go over well with her after this much time being gone! LOL


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Description: Raining on Saturday, but we were loaded and ready to roll!

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Description: Toms truck sitting in front of the office on Saturday afternoon and in a few minutes we were on the road!

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Description: The big sign out in front of the Lowry Oil Company and the last picture I have before we rolled out of the bulk plant, all loaded and smiling!


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#514574 - Mon Feb 17 2014 01:03 PM Re: a Trip Back in Time [Re: K W FRITH]
Oldgas Offline
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Registered: Tue Jul 25 2000
Loc: South of St. Louis, MO USA
Great story and pictures! Thanks for taking us along. wink
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#514575 - Mon Feb 17 2014 01:09 PM Re: a Trip Back in Time [Re: K W FRITH]
K W FRITH Online   content
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
Here are the last of the pictures as we headed back to Indiana and the end of a very satisfying trip and a great experience between 3 good friends!
I feel very grateful to have been able to experience this in my lifetime, as age seems to creep up on us at a high rate of speed and it won't be that many years before I would be physically unable to complete a trip such as this!
It was very physically demanding, with long hours, little sleep, and hard work! BUT---man-o-man, was it ever worth it!
I hope all of enjoy the pictures and the descriptions and be sure to ask any of us about the trip at the next show you happen to see one of us at! We'll all be at Peotone, so the stories should flow rather freely yet! LOL

THANKS!! Tom--John--Kevin


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Description: Saturday afternoon, just before we headed into the mountains!

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Description: A lot more snow on the roads as we headed back home on sunday morning!

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Description: Getting close to Indianapolis and the end of the line!


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#514576 - Mon Feb 17 2014 01:11 PM Re: a Trip Back in Time [Re: LSx]
buzzy56 Offline
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Registered: Sat Nov 24 2012
Loc: Michigan
Being a Texaco fanatic , I think I just woke up from a dream ! Thanks for showing us your great once in a lifetime find. All I can say is WOW .


Edited by buzzy56 (Mon Feb 17 2014 01:11 PM)
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#514577 - Mon Feb 17 2014 01:14 PM Re: a Trip Back in Time [Re: gulfiend!]
K W FRITH Online   content
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
Originally Posted By: gulfiend!
...that place was the worst-kept secret in the state...did you get the aluminum-sign Texaco Marine rack with the seagulls? Didn't see it in the pics...


Yes, it went on the trailer! Not in the best shape, but couldn't find a picture of it?
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#514580 - Mon Feb 17 2014 01:19 PM Re: a Trip Back in Time [Re: K W FRITH]
rbonitz Offline
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Registered: Thu Jan 10 2013
Loc: Chester County, PA
Great pictures.... Really cool to seeing this stuff being unearthed.

One question - When you asked John if he could drive a forklift, did he reply "I can drive any forking thing made"?

Ray

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#514581 - Mon Feb 17 2014 01:26 PM Re: a Trip Back in Time [Re: rbonitz]
Pogo's Garage Offline
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Registered: Tue Jun 01 2004
Loc: British Columbia - Canada
I don't see my G&B showcase in the pile? Great pics, and an awesome story, thanks for sharing your epic adventure!
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#514582 - Mon Feb 17 2014 01:28 PM Re: a Trip Back in Time [Re: rbonitz]
Mike M. Offline
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Registered: Tue Jan 31 2012
Loc: Western, WI.
Thanks for the story and photos Kevin. Great times, great friends and great hobby makes the hard work well worth it!!!
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#514583 - Mon Feb 17 2014 01:30 PM Re: a Trip Back in Time [Re: gulfiend!]
Tbirdgas Offline
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Registered: Sun Aug 12 2012
Loc: Wa
Onnly in our dreams for most of us petro collectors,Thank You Kevin for the ride along and taking the Time to Post Pics!!!

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#514598 - Mon Feb 17 2014 02:23 PM Re: a Trip Back in Time [Re: Tbirdgas]
Big Block Cat Online   cool
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Registered: Fri Nov 25 2011
Loc: Placerville,CA
Speechless! Not many places like this exsist anymore! Thanks Kevin, Tom, and John for sharing your trip with us!
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