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By Richard Gwin
August 30, 2013
Rowan and Tanya Green of Perry created a 1930s-style gas station in their barn, which also houses a collection of thermoses and coolers.
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Very nice. Would like to see it in person sometime. Tanya, I have known you a long time, never had the pleasure meeting your husband. Congrates on the nice story on here and in the paper as well. You guys have put a lot of elbow greese into this, and it looks awsume. You guys talked about passing this on to your son. Believe me, this is far better then a few dollars in the bank. That is the same thing I tell my kids and grand kids about my toy tractors. Next time I see anything service station on a auction cheap, i'll pick it up, and you can trade me toy tractors. lol
Westside 66 at 6th and Schwartz has been there forever. I remember going there 50 years ago when I was a little kid for their candy counter and to warm up a little from my paper route. Down the street at 6th and Crestline was Vickers. On down the road there was a Texaco at about 6th and FL or WI. Over to 9th there was Kerr McGee @ IL. There was a station at 9th and MS. The Clark station at 9th and LA. There was a service station at 10th and MA on the SE corner. There was Cramer's in the 1000 block of NH. There were a lot more I'm sure. I do remember the DX station at 23d and IA and the Fina station in N. Lawrence.
Love it! Nice cars, nice filling station memorabilia, nice picnic cooler and jug memories. What fun for you. Thanks for letting us see it. Ahhh... those were the days.
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