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#180014 - Thu Mar 18 2010 11:44 AM A GUY NAMED SAM FROM TEXAS! AND HIS LEFTOVERS!
DIESEL Offline
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Registered: Tue Nov 24 2009
Loc: TEXAS
I DECIDED TO POST THIS PROBABLY BECAUSE OF THE RECENT POSTING ABOUT CRAIGSLIST,AND ALOT OF THE BULL$#!% THAT COMES ALONG WITH THAT SITE! HERES A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE I HAD WHEN I REPLIED TO A AD! I MET A GUY NAMED SAM,WE GET TO TALKING AND SAM MENTIONED THAT HE HAD RECENTLY HAD A BUILDING PROJECT A OLD BUILDING HE WAS RESTORING,AND HE SAYS HE GOT SOME LEFTOVERS FROM THE PROJECT THAT HE HAS TO SELL,AND MENTIONED THAT THE BUILDING WAS A "TEXACO STATION ORIGINALLY BUILT BACK IN 1935 shocked shocked shocked shocked WELL HERES WHAT HE HAD TO SAY!
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I restored a 1935 Texaco station and am about done with this project so if you visit you can see the station. If you haven't been around a complete, original station from the 30s... it's quite a visual treat. There is old stuff everywhere here including old tractors.. antique vehicles from the 30s... so if you like the old stuff you'll enjoy visiting here---some of it's for sale.. a lot of it is not for sale but I bet you will find something to carry home with you.

I make you welcome to visit if you're seriously interested and promise you that I'm worth the trip. You will never forget my place.

"QUOTE" My little Texaco is different from most in that it was built and opened for business when the highway here in front of my house was built back in 1935. The "store" as my wife and I refer to it... is a simple one room structure that served the needs of the local community as a tire repair.. groceries...gas... oil.. and notions by order....mercantile. Sort of an all purpose store. The builder / owner was a local man who was a real artisan with wood and with rock and mortar. He did a great deal of rock and beautification works around the store and because of this the Texas Highway Department awarded him with a Beautification Award in 1937. The plaque has been on the front of the building since that time and remains so today. Many is the time I have looked up at that big Texas Star with the Alamo in the background and read the words on this award. I have an original photo dated July 1939 and the photo is over the man's shoulder on the wall of the building in this picture. The station is exactly today as it appears in that July 1939 photo. Nothing has been changed! I have not yet sought out information on a Texas Historical Marker for this building yet but do feel strongly that it would be worthy.

The store closed in 1948 and since that time sat untouched until I received it back in 2007. I knew the people who built the store and they were a childless couple who kept my brothers and I on occasion. They were kind of a second set of grandparents to us. I grew up around the store but we were never allowed inside! I was 42 years old before I ever got to go in the store! You can imagine the curiosity of a young child and then multiply it all these years!
Hope you can visit soon!

HERE'S THE ORIGINAL PHOTOS HE SENT ME
AND LOOK AT THESE TREASURES WE ARE MAKING A OFFER ON!
HE HAS INVITED ME & MY FAMILY TO TAKE A TOUR IN LATE APRIL!
"LEFTOVERS" CAN YOU BELIEVE! shocked


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Edited by diesel (Thu Mar 18 2010 12:24 PM)
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#180015 - Thu Mar 18 2010 11:53 AM Re: A GUY NAMED SAM FROM TEXAS! AND HIS LEFTOVERS! [Re: DIESEL]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
LOVE THAT ZEPHYR SIGN.
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#180016 - Thu Mar 18 2010 11:56 AM Re: A GUY NAMED SAM FROM TEXAS! AND HIS LEFTOVERS! [Re: DIESEL]
DIESEL Offline
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Registered: Tue Nov 24 2009
Loc: TEXAS
more pics & more to come!


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#180019 - Thu Mar 18 2010 12:16 PM Re: A GUY NAMED SAM FROM TEXAS! AND HIS LEFTOVERS! [Re: DIESEL]
DIESEL Offline
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Registered: Tue Nov 24 2009
Loc: TEXAS
more porcelain light pics!


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#180020 - Thu Mar 18 2010 12:42 PM Re: A GUY NAMED SAM FROM TEXAS! AND HIS LEFTOVERS! [Re: DIESEL]
marxmobilgas Offline
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Registered: Thu Jul 10 2003
Loc: DFW Texas USA
must be Sam Adams-I cant think of the in East Texas town he lives in

Chris, pretty sure some of those white porcelain bonnets came from me.

Mark

Nice guy to deal with

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#180024 - Thu Mar 18 2010 01:55 PM Re: A GUY NAMED SAM FROM TEXAS! AND HIS LEFTOVERS! [Re: marxmobilgas]
bruzer75 Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 22 2006
Loc: Grants Pass, OR, USA
That's a great story and I like the look of those "leftovers".
Mike

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#180031 - Thu Mar 18 2010 03:32 PM Re: A GUY NAMED SAM FROM TEXAS! AND HIS LEFTOVERS! [Re: bruzer75]
gasalleykid Offline
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Registered: Thu Feb 11 2010
Loc: Pacific Northwest
LUCKY! wink
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#180039 - Thu Mar 18 2010 04:23 PM Re: A GUY NAMED SAM FROM TEXAS! AND HIS LEFTOVERS! [Re: gasalleykid]
MARK SMITH Offline
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Registered: Sun Dec 21 2008
Loc: NORTHWEST,AR,USA
COOL STUFF.ANY PICTURES OF THE STATION?THANKS

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#180048 - Thu Mar 18 2010 05:35 PM Re: A GUY NAMED SAM FROM TEXAS! AND HIS LEFTOVERS! [Re: DIESEL]
DIESEL Offline
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Registered: Tue Nov 24 2009
Loc: TEXAS
MARK, I WILL BE TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS MYSELF ON THE TRIP,HE HAS PROVIDE ALOT OF PHOTOS OF THE STUFF THAT WERE BUYING,NOT OF THE STATION QUITE YET,I WILL UNLEASH SOME VERY COOL PHOTOS HERE SOON!OF THE WHOLE DEAL! THERES ALOT MORE SIGNS & PUMPS ,ANYWAYS WHEN THE DEAL GETS CLOSED AND I CAN TAKE PICS MYSELF,I WILL DEFINITELY SHARE!
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#180054 - Thu Mar 18 2010 06:44 PM Re: A GUY NAMED SAM FROM TEXAS! AND HIS LEFTOVERS! [Re: DIESEL]
eshaver Offline
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Registered: Mon Sep 29 2008
Loc: richmond , Virginia
Chris , check yer mail box , I left ya a P -M Ed Shaver
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#180123 - Fri Mar 19 2010 08:49 AM Re: A GUY NAMED SAM FROM TEXAS! AND HIS LEFTOVERS! [Re: eshaver]
gasoildude Offline
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Registered: Mon Nov 29 2004
Loc: Oneida IL USA
Cool stuff. If that Zephyr sign is for sale I would bet Jim Potts would want to buy it!! He has been looking for one for a while now smile
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#186393 - Sat May 08 2010 11:52 AM Re: A GUY NAMED SAM FROM TEXAS! AND HIS LEFTOVERS! [Re: DIESEL]
DIESEL Offline
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Registered: Tue Nov 24 2009
Loc: TEXAS
HERES A PIC OF SAMS PLACE,HERE IN TEXAS!


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CHRIS
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#186397 - Sat May 08 2010 12:11 PM Re: A GUY NAMED SAM FROM TEXAS! AND HIS LEFTOVERS! [Re: DIESEL]
Bob Richards Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 22 2005
Loc: Longview, WA
Definitely a "Step back in time". An excellent looking station, thanks for sharing!
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#186432 - Sat May 08 2010 06:28 PM Re: A GUY NAMED SAM FROM TEXAS! AND HIS LEFTOVERS! [Re: Bob Richards]
VEEDOL_AL1 Offline
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Registered: Sun Jun 04 2006
Loc: AURORA COLO-80014
WHERE `S IT AT IN TEXAS????ALAN
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#189393 - Mon May 31 2010 05:54 PM Re: A GUY NAMED SAM FROM TEXAS! AND HIS LEFTOVERS! [Re: VEEDOL_AL1]
Underdog Offline
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Registered: Tue Apr 13 2010
Loc: White Oak, Texas
Sam is a good friend of mine and he lives about 15 miles from me outside of Tatum, Texas on State Hwy 43. He does have a little bit of everything. He is a super nice guy and enjoys talking about all this old stuff.
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