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Gas station beer sales #598083
Sat Feb 14 2015 10:27 AM
Sat Feb 14 2015 10:27 AM
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Grand Rapids, MN. 55744
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Did gas stations in the 30's-40's sell beer?


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Re: Gas station beer sales [Re: sfm1951] #598087
Sat Feb 14 2015 11:12 AM
Sat Feb 14 2015 11:12 AM
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...yes, some places that sold gas also sold beer...


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Re: Gas station beer sales [Re: gulfiend!] #598100
Sat Feb 14 2015 12:27 PM
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I imagine that some Country Stores, that sold gasoline might sell beer... But, many places in the U.S. during the 30s-50s were "Dry"...

I know of no Oil Company that allowed beer to be sold on the premises of their Company Owned/Leased Gas Stations... But, one should never "say never" when they are talking about thousands of Stations and hundreds of Oil Companies that were around during the 30s-50s....

Tidewater Oil and Chevron (the two Oil Company's I worked for at their Stations) had in our employment packets that they would fire an employee for having alcohol in the Office and/or Service Area's... (which included the pump islands)


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Re: Gas station beer sales [Re: Bob Richards] #598137
Sat Feb 14 2015 05:24 PM
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I bet some workers where outback having a nip!

Re: Gas station beer sales [Re: Tunk-Z28] #598188
Sun Feb 15 2015 01:32 AM
Sun Feb 15 2015 01:32 AM
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The Shamrock station across the Colorado, Wyoming stateline in CO sold 3.2 beer to all the WY kids because they could buy it at age 18. This happened during the 60's and 70's. I know several guys that wrecked their cars on the way home. Mitch

Re: Gas station beer sales [Re: 67Chev4X4] #598422
Mon Feb 16 2015 07:46 AM
Mon Feb 16 2015 07:46 AM
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I worked at a Texaco station when I was in high school and the owner sold beer in the back of the station. We live in a dry county. I think they called that "bootlegging". LOL....


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