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weekend find.wanted to share with you all #80670
Mon Nov 11 2002 12:35 PM
Mon Nov 11 2002 12:35 PM
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I know this won't compare to the pump stories you all have been sharing but since I don't have a pump yet and only have small but nice things this was big to me!

Well. I was helping my mother in law move for the third time in seven years thinking what i could be doing instead. Packing boxes an such when I pull out and old photo album. The photo album much to my delight had pictures of Pops store. The "NEW" store as pop called it was built around 1925-29. A general store and Texaco dealer. I had never seen pictures of the store so I was very excited. I was even more thrilled to see the Sign I now have, mounted on the side of the building. As I flipped through the pages, more and more pictures of the store and equipmet appeared. Then a picture of the "OLD" store complete with visible pumps in the front! Then pictures of the texaco Tanker truck they had in the thirties! Then the
KAN-O-TEX Tanker truck from before that! Picture after picture and old cars and trucks to boot. This was / is a great find for me since I also vist the model a web site too.

God must have known that I needed a good boost since it was late in the day and I was
tuckered out.
Later that day I was told that the station was on PLUM street. I said I thought it was on Main street. Mom said "Well it was, but everybody called it plum street since it plum ran all the way through town!"

Thanks for lettin me ramble. Just had to share.

John

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Re: weekend find.wanted to share with you all #80671
Mon Nov 11 2002 04:32 PM
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Hey John, you should send a few scans of your old pics to Jim here and he can help you post them. Nothin's better than pictures!!

Re: weekend find.wanted to share with you all #80672
Fri Nov 15 2002 04:08 PM
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Yea, John let some pictures fly


Chris Holt
Re: weekend find.wanted to share with you all #80673
Sat Nov 30 2002 09:43 AM
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South of St. Louis, MO USA
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John generously allowed me to take his valuable photo album home and scan some of the pictures of the family general store gas station. Turns out he lives only 3 miles from me. The images are on our sister site, Cruisin66.com .

Here are a couple of thumbnail images to entice you to visit:


The gas sold was Kan-O-Tex and later, Texaco.
Thanks to John and Jeanne for sharing.

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Re: weekend find.wanted to share with you all #80674
Sat Nov 30 2002 08:16 PM
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John , those were great pictures it was worth the wait, I enjoyed each one , Thanks Chris


Chris Holt

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