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Gloucester in Gloucester County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

"Trust Your Car to the Man Who Wears the Star"

 
 
"Trust Your Car to the Man Who Wears the Star" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, June 26, 2021
1. "Trust Your Car to the Man Who Wears the Star" Marker
Inscription.  
The Texas Corporation was founded in Beaumont, Texas, in 1901; by 1948, it became the first gas company to have locations in all 48 United States. The Texaco brand thrived throughout the twentieth century and in 2001 merged with Chevron to create ChevronTexaco.

Throughout the company's history, Texaco emphasized high-quality products and services brought to the public through independent retailers. Texaco retailers were encouraged to follow the "Texaco Dealer Spirit" and conform to rigorous standards of cleanliness and courtesy. If they did, the company promised, customers would continue to "trust their car to the man who wears the star."

Texaco introduced Fire Chief gasoline in 1932 and Sky Chief gasoline in 1938. These high-octane fuels were blended to maximise gas mileage in cars across the country and to keep up with new automotive technology such as high-performance engines.
 
Erected by The Fairfield Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1901.
 
Location.

"Trust Your Car to the Man Who Wears the Star" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, June 26, 2021
2. "Trust Your Car to the Man Who Wears the Star" Marker
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37° 24.747′ N, 76° 31.229′ W. Marker is in Gloucester, Virginia, in Gloucester County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Business U.S. 17) and John Clayton Memorial Highway (Virginia Route 3/14), on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6783 Main St, Gloucester VA 23061, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Welcome to the Edge Hill Service Station (here, next to this marker); Restoration of the Edge Hill Service Station (a few steps from this marker); Gloucester Downtown Historic District (a few steps from this marker); Texaco Gas Pumps, c. 1930s (a few steps from this marker); Traveling Gloucester (a few steps from this marker); People & Personalities of Edge Hill (a few steps from this marker); History of the Edge Hill Intersection (a few steps from this marker); To Gwynn's Island (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gloucester.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 27, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 120 times since then and 79 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 27, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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Dec. 8, 2022