Demo sparks service station memories


Local News

October 28, 2019 - 10:34 AM

It was a time when a trip to the gas station came with red-carpet treatment. An attendant not only filled the tank, he?d wash the windows, check the oil and tires, and chat like an old family friend. 

Back in the 1960s, full-service gas stations dotted the landscape of cities like Iola. 

The intersection of U.S. 54 and State Street was no exception, with Leslie?s Deep Rock Service Station, later the Kerr McGee station, at the southeast corner, next door to Ray?s and another station to the northwest.

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