Tuesday, March 29, 2011
The February meeting of the Lake Odessa Area Historical Society featured a history of our local gas stations. President John Waite shared some early background concerning this business and then opened the floor for additional input. Many had come prepared with their own memories and stories concerning the many stations over the years. Photographs added a rich blend as many recalled having "full service," hearing the bell ringing when driving in and the cold pop from the machine. A display covering this history is being collected and any additional information or photos would be greatly welcomed. The photo above shows the stone station located on Fourth Avenue and First Street. This unique building remains today and is an historic testament to the gas station business.