What kind of gas stations...

FriscoCharlie Oct 5, 2015

  1. Hardcoaler

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    We'd often stop at Stuckey's stores on family road trips in the 1960s. US-15 today parallels I-95, the main artery along the east coast.

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  2. gmorider

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    I remember Stuckey's. Now in my neighborhood we have Buccee's!
     
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  3. r_i_straw

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    Ever heard of Pan Am gas?
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  4. Kurt Moose

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    Nope, never heard of it, just the airline. Must've been pre-airplane travel?

    Look at the building-different uses for the porch supports! Wow! I can't imagine this building stood very much longer after this pic was taken!o_O
     
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  5. gmorider

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    Nope. Never heard of it. Have just barely heard of Sprott, Alabama and I was born in Alabama. :D
     
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  6. Jeff Vass

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    Here is a gas station that was in my home town of Lestock, Saskatchewan. This photo is from 1950. Apparently it sold Co-op petroleum products, Dunlop tires, and Black Cat cigarettes.

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  7. r_i_straw

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    Texaco in Texline, Texas. 1938
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  8. Hardcoaler

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    I lived in AL for about ten years and had to look Sprott up! Had never heard of it.
     
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  9. Hardcoaler

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    Lord Clarendon of 17th Century British history wouldn't have recognized the place, but between the restaurant, hotel and motor fuel, he'd have lacked for nothing in Summerton, SC. :) Summerton is in Clarendon County.

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  10. Shortround

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    I do remember being to stations in the Southern and eastern Wisconsin. When I got my drivers license in '63 the Sinclair station didn't do servicing the younger crowd. The Mobil at first had two pumps. Regular and Premium but, in '65 he changed to one two sided pump for regular only. Then later a second for unleaded. While across the street there was a Farmer Co-0p that had them all, up to four and three repair bays. Good thing I was allowed to stop there. That was the center of upscale downtown so I could park there as well.
    Most of the Premium fuels were produced by we country boys in those earlier years.

    Lately I've been thinking maybe I should photograph some of what's here now. Before the electrics take over.

    Thanks to everyone for sharing your memories. I can't find any in my photo collection. Only those were my race cars, snowmobiles and choppers were parked on the side.
     
  11. jamcool

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    Pan-American Petroleum- PAN-AM- was based in the Southern States and was owned by Standard Oil of Indiana (who also owned American Oil Co-Amoco). After WW2 they adopted the Standard torch and oval logo..replacing "Standard" with "PAN-AM". At the end of the 50s Pan-Am was merged into Amoco and the Pan-Am name was replaced with Amoco.
     
  12. Candy_Streeter

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    Gibble Gas ?????????????????????
     
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  13. Hardcoaler

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    Gee, I was just thinking that I should shoot a few photos of gas stations. Who knows, the entire business sector may someday vanish. The only photo I have of anything related is this one of our vehicles at a stop in Inman, SC in March 2004. Prices on everything shown have about doubled since, with the exception of a gallon of milk which seems about the same.

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  14. Shortround

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    When I first got my license the gas was $.32 per gallon at the co-op. But at 13 I was rather regulated so that's why I sometimes bought gas.
    The price of milk was a walk down to the cooler in the milk parlor. Of course I had to help get it first. Same with the eggs.
    In 2004 I moved out of the Milwaukee area and I remember that was the price of gas for my hungry 4x4.
     
  15. acptulsa

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    Thirty-two point nine cents a gallon in 2004?

    I think I got lost in the translation.
     
  16. Hytec

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    1959, pulled into a gas station in Gulfport, MS and saw $0.41 at the regular pump. Hit the accelerator and told wife, "I'll NEVER pay 41 Cents for gas".

    Guess what, never did, then or ever again. Oh well, too soon old, too late smart. :oops:
     
  17. Shortround

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    I was born in 1949. Started driving vehicles when 10. Got my drivers license at age 13. :cool:
    Now at 71 I can't have a license or a legal vehicle. The model railroads is as close as I can get. o_O
    Understand?
     
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  18. DanRaitz

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    Minneapolis, Minnesota 1941
     
  19. Many Trains

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    Virginia license plate on the car - that was quite a drive back in 1941!
     
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  20. Many Trains

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    The picture of what looks like inner tubes reminds me of the stories my father would tell - how they ALWAYS got a flat tire at some point whenever on a lengthy drive, back in the 1930's/1940's.
     
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