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Ogallala in Keith County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Standard Oil Gas Station

“Hugh”

 
 
Standard Oil Gas Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, November 4, 2013
1. Standard Oil Gas Station Marker
Inscription.
This friendly hometown mechanic embodies the spirit of the Lincoln Highway in Keith County. He commemorates a simpler, gentler time, when the attendant would pump your gas, check your oil, and wave you on your way with a smile.

Built in 1922, Ogallala’s Spruce Street Station is considered one of the best preserved of the fewer than 20 former Standard Oil stations still standing in the state. Through the efforts of the Ogallala’s Main Street Program, the Spruce Street Station was renovated in 2002-2003, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lincoln Highway marker series.
 
Location. 41° 7.585′ N, 101° 43.173′ W. Marker is in Ogallala, Nebraska, in Keith County. Marker is on North Spruce Street near West 3rd Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 298 North Spruce Street, Ogallala NE 69153, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. End of the Texas Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); The Pony Express (within shouting distance of this marker); Highways 26 and 92 (about 300 feet away,
Standard Oil Gas Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, November 4, 2013
2. Standard Oil Gas Station Marker
measured in a direct line); The Mormon Trail (about 400 feet away); California Hill (about 400 feet away); KOGA AM & FM (about 400 feet away); The Union Pacific (about 400 feet away); The Great Platte River Road (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ogallala.
 
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"Hugh" image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 13, 2011
3. "Hugh"
Standard Oil Gas Station image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, November 4, 2013
4. Standard Oil Gas Station
Standard Oil Gas Station image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, November 4, 2013
5. Standard Oil Gas Station
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 23, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 398 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 23, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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