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WE LOST ANOTHER ONE! #87169
Tue Jan 13 2004 04:45 PM
Tue Jan 13 2004 04:45 PM
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Grand Rapids Mi
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I don't know how many (if any) of you guys are in the Grand Rapids/Walker area, but if you are, you know about 4 Star gas. For those of you who don't, 4 Star gas was a local gas chain that started in 40's or 50's, Im not really sure. They built these small stations throughout the Grand Rapids area. The sations were small, but it is not the staitons that were famous, it was their signs. The were Huge Porcilen sign trimmed with neon. It said GAS in neon, with neon stars on the side of the sign. There was a 4 Star near my house. about 1 min. I rode my bike there every day in the summer, even after the place closed in the mid 90's. I went there to see the sign. The Place was for sale for the longest time, and I kept my eye on that sign. I just drove buy the place today, and only a pile of rubble and a dumpster was on the spot. I thought OH NO! IT CAN'T BE! I pulled over, and looked into the dumpster, and there it was, that beautiful sign, crushed by the wrecking crew. I could of had it! This great sign, gone forever.... I will upload pictures soon, so you all can seen what was lost.

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Re: WE LOST ANOTHER ONE! #87170
Tue Jan 13 2004 05:16 PM
Tue Jan 13 2004 05:16 PM
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BUMMER...THAT IS TOO BAD>>IM SORRY

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Re: WE LOST ANOTHER ONE! #87171
Tue Jan 13 2004 05:49 PM
Tue Jan 13 2004 05:49 PM
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PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
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Why those bastages! As A Sign collector,
this story saddens me. Don't know if I want to see pictures of this????
The same thing has happened to me also. Day Late and a dollar short!

DOC


DOC @ THE AMERICAN GARAGE
Re: WE LOST ANOTHER ONE! #87172
Tue Jan 13 2004 06:17 PM
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http://waterwinterwonderland.com/signs.asp
If that works, that is the sign, on the very top.

Re: WE LOST ANOTHER ONE! #87173
Wed Jan 14 2004 03:59 PM
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brighton mi. usa
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SORRY TO HERE YOUR STORY, BUT I DID LOVE ALL THE SIGN PHOTOS. THANK YOU FOR SHARING THEM WITH US. CHEESE


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