Bouctouche in Kent County, New Brunswick — The Atlantic Provinces
This stone marks the site where K.C. Irving built his first service station in 1924 and where he sold Irving Primrose gasoline and Ford cars.
Cette pierre marque l’endroit où K.C. Irving a construit sa première station-service en 1924 et où il a vendu de l'essence Primrose Irving et des automobiles Ford.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1924.
Location. 46° 28.46′ N, 64° 43.105′ W. Marker is in Bouctouche, New Brunswick, in Kent County. Marker is at the intersection of Rue Évangéline (New Brunswick Route 134) and Chemin du Couvent (County Route 475), on the left when traveling south on Rue Évangéline. Marker is located near the sidewalk at the northeast corner of the intersection. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bouctouche NB E4S, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 23 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named K.C. Irving (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Louis J. Robichaud (approx. 12.5 kilometers away); Cocagne Saint John's the Evangelist Anglican Church (approx. 22 kilometers away); Dr. William Francis Kenney and Dr. Francis William Kenney (approx. 22.1 kilometers away); The Honourable Shawn Michael Graham (approx. 22.1 kilometers away); The Bridges / Les Ponts (approx. 22.2 kilometers away); Wooden Ships and Iron Men / Navires en Bois et Hommes de Fer (approx. 22.6 kilometers away).
Also see . . . K.C. Irving's First Garage and Service Station. Irving Oil’s founder K.C. Irving, opened his first garage and service station in his hometown of Bouctouche, New Brunswick, in 1924. Living just next door to the station, he was always on the job, looking after customers day and night. He is well remembered for helping customers who honked their horns for service — even in the middle of the night — to fuel up and continue on their journey. (Submitted on September 21, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 21, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 133 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 21, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.