|Early 1950s photo of downtown's north end|
The GULF Station is on the left, and a Pan-Am station is on the right. Notice the price of gasoline.
Photo by Max McAliley
Tim Taylor describes the abundance of gas stations on the north end of town during the "boom era" of the 1950s and 1960s.
The GULF station remained in operation, though under varying ownership, through the 2000s. The ECON station in its place today closed in 2009.