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The Barnsdall Tourist Court, Cuba, Missouri

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In the post-war years before the advent of chain hotels and convenience stores, places like the Barnsdall Tourist Court were common on Route 66. This facility appears to be connected with the Barnsdall Be Square Petroleum Company that originated back in the 1860s in Titusville, Pennsylvania. In addition to Barnsdall products, lodging was offered, food was served…

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An Associated Gas Station Grand Opening – Portland, Oregon 1938

An Associated Oil Company Gasoline Station opening, Portland, Oregon  The spotlights are blazing above at an Associated Oil Company Gasoline Station opening at Southwest Broadway and West Burnside in Portland, Oregon in 1938. According to Vintage Portland, this gas station replaced the Hotel Scott building. The local business that ran this particular operation was the Cummings Tire Company. This image is…

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