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Soulsby Shell Station, Mt. Olive, Illinois

 
 
Soulsby Shell Station, Mt. Olive, Illinois Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, August 14, 2019
1. Soulsby Shell Station, Mt. Olive, Illinois Marker
Inscription.  Russell Soulsby built this station in 1926 with his father, Henry He ran it with his sister Ola until 1991. For its 65 years of operation; they only sold Shell gasoline.

Route 66 Roadside Attraction recognized by Hampton Hotels Save-A-Landmark program as a site worth seeing
 
Erected by Hampton Hotels Save-A-Landmark Program.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the U.S. Route 66 marker series.
 
Location. 39° 4.273′ N, 89° 44.124′ W. Marker is in Mount Olive, Illinois, in Macoupin County. Marker is at the intersection of West 1st Street and Old U.S. 66, on the left when traveling west on West 1st Street. The station is usually open during daylight hours. There is usually no attendant on duty, as it is all self-guided. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 710 West 1st Street, Mount Olive IL 62069, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Henry's Rabbit Ranch, Staunton, Illinois (approx. 5.3 miles away); The Ariston Cafe, Litchfield, Illinois
Soulsby Shell Station. Marker is to the right image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, August 14, 2019
2. Soulsby Shell Station. Marker is to the right
(approx. 8.2 miles away); Fine Dining on Rte 66 (approx. 8.2 miles away); Endless Nights (approx. 8.8 miles away); Truckin Down 66 - Cassens Transport and Hamel (approx. 14 miles away).
 
More about this marker. There is a sign underneath the marker that reads
"Welcome
The Soulsby Station Society, in partnership with the "Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program, National Trails System-Santa Fe, National Park Service" has completed a 2009 preservation/restoration grant in memory of the Soulsby family. Henry and Anna, Russell, Ola, Velma and Route 66 historian Thomas (Tom) Teague

Our website www.rt66il.com
Make tax deductible donations at the Soulsby Station Society c/o First National Bank
Soulsby Station Bank
801 W Main St
Mt. Olive, IL 62069

NOTE: The website listed (rt66il.com) appears to be defunct as of late-August 2019.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 27, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 28, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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