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Farmer's Gas & Oil, MI #722432
Tue Jan 01 2019 10:05 PM
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I'm new to this forum and am interested in most things related to service stations and cars. Yesterday I noted a post from a another member expressing interest in mid-Michigan's Farmer's Gas & Oil.
My uncle, grandfather, and parents managed stations for this company from the late 30's until the mid 60's. I briefly worked in a station in the mid-60's. I would be interested in discussing company
memories with this member or others.

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Re: Farmer's Gas & Oil, MI [Re: Autodreamer] #722439
Tue Jan 01 2019 11:27 PM
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Re: Farmer's Gas & Oil, MI [Re: Autodreamer] #722441
Wed Jan 02 2019 03:12 AM
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I am interested in all Michigan companies including Farmers Gas & Oil which was founded in 1932 at Ithaca, Michigan.
They lasted into the 1980's at least by this dated picture of the Sunfield station.
This location was destroyed by a grain tank collapse.
I have a list of addresses of 15 locations ( Stations & Bulk Plants) gathered from various sources.
I would be interested in knowing the locations you know of & would share what info I have.

Dave


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Re: Farmer's Gas & Oil, MI [Re: Autodreamer] #722446
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Re: Farmer's Gas & Oil, MI [Re: Dave Rowlison] #722499
Wed Jan 02 2019 08:29 PM
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My grandfather and grandfather managed this Sunfield location from approximately 1950-1959. I knew two managers prior to the flattening of the station due to the elevator collapse. My uncle and father managed the Mason, MI location in succession. What is your interest in Fargo? I believe there were 22 locations.

Re: Farmer's Gas & Oil, MI [Re: Autodreamer] #722500
Wed Jan 02 2019 08:35 PM
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My grandfather and grandfather managed this Sunfield location from approximately 1950-1959. My grandmother managed the station for several months after grandpa died. I knew two managers prior to the flattening of the station due to the elevator collapse. My uncle and father managed the Mason, MI location in succession. What is your interest in Fargo? I believe there were 22 locations.

Re: Farmer's Gas & Oil, MI [Re: Autodreamer] #722517
Thu Jan 03 2019 01:23 AM
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Here is my list of locations with some addresses.
Founded in 1932 the company listed two stations, two tank trucks, six tank cars in 1933.
President & GM George Gruesbeck, VP Harmon Gruesbeck, Sec/Treas H Butler in 1933

Later the company got up to 32 stations & I don't how many bulk plants.

I can PM other info

Dave

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Re: Farmer's Gas & Oil, MI [Re: Autodreamer] #722589
Fri Jan 04 2019 08:38 PM
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Re: Farmer's Gas & Oil, MI [Re: Autodreamer] #722751
Tue Jan 08 2019 12:52 AM
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