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Sunday, December 7, 2008

12.07- Thirty Seven Cents per Gallon

Gas pumps in front of moribund Texaco station on Florence Road

Way out in Pamlico County, on Florence Road, stands this old Texaco gas station.

The pumps indicate 37 cents per gallon... they must have last been set in 1971 or 72.

While the station and store are no longer open for business, the pumps, lube containers and other artifacts have been kept in good shape and are on display out front, while a collection of old soda bottles decorate the front window sills: See more photos of this Texaco on my other blog, The Dinghy Dock.

This property is owned by a member of the Day family, which family also owns the nearby "Day's Landing," featured in my prior post of October 20.



Hilda said...

A trip down memory lane!

I love the colors of these old pumps. We never had Texaco (unless it's the same company as our Caltex — the star logo's the same) — were their pumps really this colorful?

babooshka said...

Even on this little backwater island we have these pumps and some very odd prices. Love those eye catching colours.