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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Funny Gas Station Names

One thing that I notice in our travels are the funny names for gas stations.

The first place sounds like someplace "Larry the Cable Guy" would visit!

photo courtesy of google

It's called the "Git 'N Split".



You can also browse in Doctor John's lingerie and novelty store while getting gas. Kind of like one-stop shopping!

What man thinks, "Mmm, I'll fill up the tank and pick up a sexy nightie for the little woman?"

Then there is the ever popular "Kum & Go". Seriously?




Here's the "Pump and Pantry", an affiliate of Sinclair.




This is the "Loaf 'n Jug".  Oh yeah, they DO have gas there, too, by the way!


photo courtesy of www.loafnjug.com

The following are gas stations that I have not personally visited, but are worth mentioning.

This is the ONLY gas station designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The gas station is located in Cloquet, MN.

photo courtesy of roadtripamerica.com

Here are a couple of short videos about the gas station. They are worth watching!




This second video shows that it is 3 minutes long, but it actually goes black after about 1.46 minutes.





How about this shell-shaped gas station? 

photo courtesy of  Wikipedia

According to Wikipedia, "This single story Shell station, in the shape of a giant scallop shell, was built in 1930 at Sprague and Peachtree Streets in Winston-Salem. The owners of the oil company decided to attract customers through a series of shell-shaped service stations. They built at least eight in the Winston-Salem area, but the station at Sprague and Peachtree is the only one remaining."


And finally, how cute is this Teapot Gas Station? It is located in Zilla, WA. It is no longer in use. 



According to Wikipedia, "The Teapot Dome Service Station was built in 1922 on what later became U.S. Route 12. The station was intended to be a reminder of the Teapot Dome Scandal that rocked the presidency of Warren G. Harding and sent Interior Secretary Albert Fall to prison for his role in leasing government oil reserves in, among other places, Teapot Dome, Wyoming. The unique service station continued operation as a full service gas station for some years. When Interstate 82 was constructed near Zillah, the station was relocated less than a mile down the Yakima Valley Highway. It is no longer in operation. In 2007, the town of Zillah purchased the station, and is attempting to raise money to keep it operational."

How about you? Do you have any funny/interesting gas stations near you?

13 comments:

IWASNTBLOGGEDYESTERDAY said...

I loved this post Pat!! We don't have gas stations like that over here. We have petrol stations and they are pretty much like 7-11's with petrol pumps. Little mini supermarkets thrice the price of supermarkets!!
we do however have BIG things, the big bannana, the big pineapple, merino sheep, lobster, etc I might just do a blog on them lol

Brian Miller said...

that is so cool FLW designed the gas station...um a couple of those gas station names allude to some interesting things...haha.

Cheeseboy said...

That second one had me cracking up. I can't believe they named a gas station that! The tea cup would be somewhere my kids would beg to go. Good thing it's not near us.

SquirrelQueen said...

What a fun post Pat! I love those names, they are weird but I guess that they do attract attention. The shell shaped station is my fav. I didn't know about the teapot station in Zilla, we will have to check it out.

Eva Gallant said...

What a fun post! Loved it!

Lynda said...

I, too, thought this was a fun post. I have seen the Shell shaped signs at the Shell Stations but never a station that looked like the sign. Pretty clever.
We have two convenience stores in Cleveland with gas pumps. Each store is called Harry Food Mart - - not Harry's but Harry. They are owned by persons who moved here from another continent. They must be doing okay though since the second store just opened within the last six months.

Gail said...

I was gonna mention the cum and go but I see you found it.

Great post.

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

very cool pictures. we have "kum and go" in our area, as well. loved the shell and the tea pot!

David Allen Waters said...

Hey, thanx to miller I can now comment again :) Yippie. as you know from my email I loved this post :)

The Bipolar Diva said...

Pat, those are great! Totally made me smile!

Allen said...

Pat, those gas stations are very cool. I really liked the Tea pot station. If you have not noticed my comments are working again on my site. I did not do anything to fix it. Shrug

Missy said...

These are hysterical!!
Thanks for the laugh!

KaLynn ("MiMi") said...

Well I about spit my tea across the room on Kum n Go!

This was great! Thanks for the info! Very enlightening! I love your tidbits while traveling!