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Description: Photograph of a filling station on the corner of Green Avenue and Fifth Street in 1930. Buster Winfrey stands in the driveway.
Partner: Heritage House Museum
Description: Photograph of the C.W. Alberson Garage, a single-story building with three gas pumps attached to the exterior. A man is standing just outside the entrance to the building. Text on the exterior says, "C.W. Alberson Ford Parts, Authorized Ford Service."
Partner: League City Helen Hall Library
Description: Cropped copy-photograph of Chiles Food Store, Post Office, and Gas Station in Portland, Texas. Three stores are pictured in one building and several gas pumps are in front of the stores. The three signs read, "Texas Star Oil Co.," "U.S. Post Office," and "Food Store." Two people are standing in front of the oil company store.
Partner: Bell/Whittington Public Library
Description: Photograph of S.J. Middleton sitting in his automobile as a service station attendant fills the tank with gasoline. Approximately 8 gallons of gas was $2.42 on January 28, 1954.
Date: January 28, 1945
Partner: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth
Description: Two photographs of Skidmore, Texas. The top photograph of the Skidmore Garage shows John F. Petrus standing on the right and James Galloway on the left (1922). In 1929 John F. Petrus built a large garage adjacent to the bank building and became “Mr. Fix-It”. Any job that couldn’t be done satisfactorily any place else, ended at Mr. John’s. The garage was still open in the 1970’s as the oldest business building still in use. John Ferdinand Petrus (November 30, 1893 to March 18, 1979) married Justina Catherine Hartman (August 4, 1895 to February 11, 1992) on November 12, 1917 in Skidmore. They are both buried in Evergreen Cemetery outside of Skidmore. John and Isabelle Galloway arrived in Skidmore in 1884 as a young married couple from Broxburne, Scotland, John worked for Frank Skidmore. After organizing a community Sunday School for all denominations, in 1890 he helped organize the Methodist Church. Mr. Galloway owned the Little Gem Confectionery in Skidmore. His son, John Galloway Jr. owned and operated Farmers Mercantile. That business evolved into a successful funeral business now located in Beeville. The second picture is a bird's eye view looking north of Skidmore at an unknown date.
Partner: Bee County Historical Commission
Description: Photograph of a white City of Beaumont Civil Defense truck in front of a gas pump during the 1958 flood.
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas
Description: Photograph of Duck Martin in front of a gas station with three visible gas pumps. Three other people are also visible in the background - one child and a man and a woman. Behind the gas station stands a house and a telephone pole. A handwritten note on the back reads, "Duck Martin, P.O. Box 122, Front Royal, VA."
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis