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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-12-2007, 09:52 PM Thread Starter
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Old Gas Stations

Thought everyone would get a kick out of seeing these old Gas Stations.
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-12-2007, 09:55 PM
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Re: Old Gas Stations

Very cool! There is one near my house, I'll grab a pic and post it this week.
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There are many here but they haven't been restored.Most of them are used for other purposes now and the gas pumps are long gone.
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LOVE that '64 in the first pic!
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Some of the gas station are actually functional. Here are a few more pictures.
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IS that Bottom left picture in Germany? THe airplane one?
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post #7 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-13-2007, 09:33 AM
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When I was a kid I worked at Plaza Texaco in ElCerrito ca. very ol' time, with no overhangs at all. When it was hot out you got beat by the sun, when it was raining out you got beat by the rain..... I wouldn't trade that memory fer nuthin-

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I took a pic of an old but modern station that just couldn't compete anymore along I40 on the return from GA. I can't remember if it was in NM or where it was for sure now. We passed it and then discovered the nephew forgot his glasses at the last rest area so I went back to see if they were still there and figured why not get a pic on the way back to meet up with everyone. Found the glasses and got the pic.
The gas sign was in Bullhead city July of 2004. The gas was approx 40 cents higher than anywhere else at that time. Boy would I like to have those prices again now!



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Oh man what a neat thread idea. I have defunct gas stations all around me here. One of them was turned into a restaurant. Those and old closed down motels really get me. I live near lake michigan near a has been tourist area.

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Hey Shot! I just put $59.00 bucks worth of regular in my '89 F-150 at $2.73 a gallon. And I didn't even have to get dirty since here in NJ there is a law banning self serve. When I filled up last Monday it was $2.63!

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Use guys got me to thinking the other day so I dug out a couple of items I found in a old gas station a few years back.
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Here in the NW we had the Hat & Boots Texaco station. Closed down many years ago, the hat was the office and the boots were the restrooms. Both the hat and the boots were recently moved, and restored, from original location to a parcel a few blocks away where they were incorporated into a new neighborhood park.

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Here is one in McDonough, GA that is a 'Welcome Center' now.


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Hey Shot! I just put $59.00 bucks worth of regular in my '89 F-150 at $2.73 a gallon. And I didn't even have to get dirty since here in NJ there is a law banning self serve. When I filled up last Monday it was $2.63!

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You make me sick! LOL Still $2.96 here give or take a penny!

After so many years pumping my own gas it's sure odd to sit there and let someone else do it. I think I prefer to do it myself now. Never thought I'd say that though! The shotrod is the easiest for anyone though. When the nozzel shuts off it's full where our truck and other vehicles i had it took more persuasion to get it totally full. Quit at the first shutoff and you're a 1/8 at least, tank of gas below full.

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Here in the NW we had the Hat & Boots Texaco station. Closed down many years ago, the hat was the office and the boots were the restrooms. Both the hat and the boots were recently moved, and restored, from original location to a parcel a few blocks away where they were incorporated into a new neighborhood park.
Hey Murff, where is that? I read that they had been moved and restored but it didn't say where exactly.

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