And two older ones from Dillon, Montana. Dillon is cattle country and the home of the U of M West, aggie- quite a different flavor than Missoula, U of M. I haven't (yet) seen any yaks in this part of the state.
Friday, May 25, 2012
These are from Thompson Falls, Montana along Rt 200, which follows the Flat Head River to its confluence with the Clark Fork River and on to Lake Pend Oreille.
This is the Oddfellows building, from both sides, in Colfax, Washington on Rt 195, about an hour south of Spokane, in the heart of wheat country . As you can see there are several generations of paintings here. Alas, the book store seems to be gone. Choose whichever pics you'd like. By the way, I think I've seen signs by Heck somewhere before, not sure, but it seems familiar.Sandy
effort underway to save this particular building.
This Skelly station was located along Yellowstone Street, the in town expression of the old Yellowstone Highway, in Casper Wyoming. I am quite familiar with this area and had no idea that this building had ever been a Skelly station. It's identity only came to light recently when the facade of the building, which has seen a variety of uses over the years, was stripped off.
Gasoline stations like this one were once very common. Small brick and mortar stations which offered full service. In this case, the station was located across the street from the substantial Wyatt's Gasoline Station and across from Tripeny Motors, which also had a gasoline station. The location was a good one, as the Yellowstone Highway was the main regional highway at the time.