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Oldgas
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posted 12-16-2007 01:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Oldgas   Click Here to Email Oldgas     Edit/Delete Message
This is Dale Knight's Shell Service in Webster Groves (St. Louis) Missouri in the early 1940s. I worked with Dale in an auto dealership service department until he retired recently. Many years ago he leased the lot to Shell. The old building is gone, but a Shell station is still in operation on that site.

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Jack R
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posted 12-16-2007 04:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jack R   Click Here to Email Jack R     Edit/Delete Message
Signal gas station located at 2000 Las Vegas Blvd so. the current site of the Stratospher Hotel. My father-in-law owned the signal bulk station located behind the station at 2020 Commerce st. Las Vegas Nevada. Late 1965 photos. Jack


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posted 12-16-2007 06:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wads   Click Here to Email wads     Edit/Delete Message
Some old Wadhams stations in Wisconsin.
Sorry picture post didn't work correctly, brought over some junk advertisement. Not sure if it got this from Image Shack but I deleted pics to avoid the junk.

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posted 12-16-2007 06:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for the poor mans museum   Click Here to Email the poor mans museum     Edit/Delete Message
The small town of Las Cruces was located just north of the historic Gaviota Pass on Highway 101 in Santa Barbara County. The town was originally established as a stagecoach stop at a Y intersection leading northwest toward the town of Lompoc or northeast around the Nojoqui grade into the Santa Ynez Valley and the town of Los Olivos.

As automobiles began arriving up the coast in the early 1900's a small service town sprang up to meet the needs of the motorists. This is what it looked like in late 1920's or early 1930's...

Later most of the stations disappeared and just this Chevron was left after Wolrd War II and into the 1960's. Today there are no remaining traces of this service town.

Just south of Las Cruces on the other side of the Gaviota Pass there was a store and service station at Gaviota Beach. This station had an ocean view looking across the highway at the Southern Pacific train trestle and the Gaviota Wharf.

This is what the Gaviota Pass looked like as the first horseless carriages arrived.

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posted 12-17-2007 01:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jack R   Click Here to Email Jack R     Edit/Delete Message
Signal oil bulk plant Las Vegas Nevada in late 1965



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Dave Rowlison
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posted 12-17-2007 04:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Rowlison   Click Here to Email Dave Rowlison     Edit/Delete Message
M-52 Adrian, MI


Shot with HP pstc3100 at 2007-12-17

Jack R.: I noticed that the Union 76 tank wagon your father-in-law is loading at Corona, CA appears to have a removable tank. There are tabs at bottom by the bumper and a lift eye at the top left. Something I haven't seen before. Do you know the brand of tank. You can see the static strap hanging as well. Neat pictures.

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posted 12-17-2007 07:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for dfranchi   Click Here to Email dfranchi     Edit/Delete Message
Today's pic - an unusual Union station.

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THE AMERICAN GARAGE
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posted 12-17-2007 07:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for THE AMERICAN GARAGE   Click Here to Email THE AMERICAN GARAGE     Edit/Delete Message
POSTING FOR BUTCH GREER:
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Hi Doc,

Here's a photo of a old Rock Island station that was 15 miles south of here.

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McElroy Station, Duke, Oklahoma June 1941

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Jack R
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posted 12-17-2007 09:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jack R   Click Here to Email Jack R     Edit/Delete Message
Dave, no I don't know what kind of tank that is. We just got these photos a short time ago and I didn't notice that til you mentioned it.Thanks Jack

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posted 12-17-2007 09:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for the poor mans museum   Click Here to Email the poor mans museum     Edit/Delete Message
Another "Spanish Mission Revival" Union Station to go with the one Dan posted. This style of architecture was popular along the coast of California as interest in the mission chain was renewed in the early 1900's. Touring the Missions along the El Camino Real (later Highway 101) was a popular excursion for early motorists.

The most well known example of the Spanish style architecture applied to a service station is the Barnsdall Rio Grande station just north of Goleta, California. This little station building took the style to the extreme.

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posted 12-17-2007 11:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jack R   Click Here to Email Jack R     Edit/Delete Message
Union oil bulk plant 1938 So. Cal.


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posted 12-17-2007 11:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jack R   Click Here to Email Jack R     Edit/Delete Message
1938 So. Cal.


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posted 12-17-2007 12:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for T-way   Click Here to Email T-way     Edit/Delete Message
Here's my contribution for Monday the 17th of December.

'nother one tomorrow.

Later . . .

Jim

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