Contributed by Dave Jensen

These are wonderful......especially the green-trimmed Texaco "filling station" that sold "coal oil" (for oil-burning lamps) from the square green-painted tank that was pumped by hand, of course.

Some are abandoned, some are restored and many are still in use.

In the next picture, notice the kid jumping on the bell hose.

Did YOU ever do that? And notice the truck in the washing bay.

The only automation inside the washing bay was Hands and Sweat...


Notice the yellow truck and do you remember Esso gasoline ?

Ever heard of Mansfield tires???

Thunderbird ??? With fender skirts???

A lot of people lived in the back of the station they owned...

Not sure what name brand of gasoline this was???

Remember these corner stations? And the COKE boxes??

Oh my.....the flying horse

Canyon Service...notice the neon GAS sign....

Notice the prices on the next one.

Yes that's only $ . 34 for Hi test

And $ .28 for regular.

Oh, don't forget the 9/10% of a penny.

One pump and I think that's an Oil Pump or grease container ??

I like the Flag....

Standard Oil Company and Miller tires...I bet a lot of stories were told in
that bench.... Another flag over to the right...

Can you see the Quaker State sign? What about Route 66 sign?

Yeah . . . I remember!

And with a fill-up you got the gas pumped for you, your windshield cleaned, oil & fluids checked, tires checked,
a free map, if you wanted it, S&H Green Stamps.

I also remember getting a five-cent soda and a bag of peanuts.

Oh yes, it was a penny for the bottle unless you had an empty one under the seat. Does that make me old or what.

I remember a lot of these - -

How many years has it been since anyone said that they were going
to the "filling station"?