My grandfather Wallace Paul Cowan (1903-1988) always loved cars, and worked at filling stations as a young man in Springdale, Arkansas. These are some of his photos. I’ve captioned them with what Paul wrote on the back of each.
Bearcat Oil Station – 1924 – Business good
Filling Station, corner of Spring & Johnson. July 15, 1923
New: Bear Cat Oil Station, Bear State Oil Co. Products (Conoco later)
Paul Cowan & ’22 Dodge (Lindley Filling Station) 1924
I think that is Wallace Paul Cowan sitting in the car, and I probably have the paperwork from when he bought it. I’ll update if I find it.
Lemley’s Filling Station – Paul worked here
Gasoline was under 25c a gallon, and attendants pumped the gas, checked the oil and cleaned the windshield.