Vernal in Uintah County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Cobble Rock Gas Station
Why Did Women Love this Place?
What is now a vacant lot, located diagonally from you, was in 1930 the premium in elegance and service to the traveler. The Cobble Rock Gas Station offered friendly service to your road-beaten auto and was touted to be the only women's restroom between the long and rutted road from Craig, Colorado, to the mountain valley town of Heber, Utah.
In 1890, the corner originally housed a general store, but over the next twenty-nine years as Vernal continued to change, so did the building. When it was a furniture store, immigrants thriftily bought their first handmade bed-frames there. When it was a saloon, tired coal and Gilsonite miners drank heavily and told colorful stories over cool Utah beer. When it was car dealership selling vehicles with strange sounding names like Nash, Essex, Buick, Hudson and Oakland, proud new owners paraded their vehicles home down Vernal’s dusty streets. The early cars were hard to start due to the persistent -20° winter mornings, so owners would rent heated storage next door, to the south. This large building provided enough room upstairs to be used as a National Guard Armory in 1939. Five trucks, clothing, bedding, technical equipment, tools, and lockers were efficiently stored on its second floor.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Roads & Vehicles.
Location. 40° 27.35′ N, 109° 31.728′ W. Marker is in Vernal, Utah, in Uintah County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (U.S. 40) and Vernal Avenue (U.S. 191), on the right when traveling west on West Main Street. Marker is located on the sidewalk near the northwest corner of the intersection. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14 West Main Street, Vernal UT 84078, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Do Religion and Money Mix? (within shouting distance of this marker); Parcel Post Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Where the Dollar has More Cents (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Ashley Center (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Vernal Post Office (about 400 feet away); Shipped Another 12,000 Hen Fruit by Parcel Post (about 400 feet away); Farm Exchange Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jensen (Mau-be) Ferry (approx. 11.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vernal.
Also see . . . Cobble Rock Station.
Link includes old photograph of Cobble Rock Station - CONOCO (Submitted on February 26, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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