Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Standard Oil Opens New Filling Station in DeKalb in 1917

From the April 12, 2017, MidWeek (DeKalb County, Illinois)  "Looking Back."

1917, 100 Years Ago.

"The Standard Oil Company announces today that a filling station has been installed at Quinn & Farley garage at the corner of Fourth and Locust Streets in DeKalb.

"The oil company will endeavor to keep a good supply of oils and gasoline, etc. on hand at all times, and will make a special effort to keep a good supply of lubricating oil there."

The Age of the Auto Has Arrived.  Goodbye Hitching Posts, Hello Gasoline.  --RoadDog

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