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Historic Sinclair station undergoes restoration in Synder, TX

GasBuddy Blog -- The small triangular building dates back to 1935. It's at 712 Coliseum Drive in Snyder and if you're in the vicinity you'll want to see this...

According to the Abilene Reporter news, two men, Franklin Bryant and Lynn Fuller, who specialize in restoring gas pumps and vintage soda machines, are restoring this Texas landmark.

The station closed about 1970 when Bushy Hedges sold it. (Yes, that was his name.) It had been a long time since the building had seen any real use.

"In fact, we just got the water hooked up," Fuller said. "There was an old water main out here that they quit using some 40 years ago and it was still hooked up to it."

Fuller, a native of Snyder, told the newspaper that when he heard...


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pfone1847
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hmm
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2012 8:18:29 AM

too bad, most ppl no longer value things of the past. Now it's the newest, latest and anything that will be outdated tomorrow already.
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 10:23:37 PM

Those old gas stations bring back lots of memories with their small town service, wash and grease, cheap gas...flats fixed. Conversation. Water and air. Save this one for us.
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 10:23:36 PM

Those old gas stations bring back lots of memories with their small town service, wash and grease, cheap gas...flats fixed. Conversation. Water and air. Save this one for us.
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 5:08:11 PM

I will check it out next time I go to Lubbock from Austin.
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 11:28:56 AM

who cares?
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 11:20:20 AM

Need more concerned people to do things like this
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 11:08:30 AM

Sounds great to me!
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Fun stuff
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Interesting
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 10:08:04 AM

Very Cool!
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 10:05:12 AM

sounds lik something to see
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 9:58:58 AM

i guess it's woth preserving. It's not really "history" pre se....just a glimpse into the past.
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 9:58:57 AM

take lots of before & after pictures.
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It would be neat to see this.
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History should never be forgotten.....
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 9:50:55 AM

29.9 cents per gallon? It seems too far away.
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nice
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Cool job
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Nice!
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 9:47:55 AM

I remember the old Sinclair stations. This is cool! Wish they could bring back the two bit gas prices!!!!
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 9:47:36 AM

Nice that it was resored
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 9:46:59 AM

Awesome, keep up the good work
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Bring back 29.9 gas
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 9:44:13 AM

We've lost to many historical building in this country as compaired to Europe. Congratulations to you guys for preserving the past.
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 9:43:49 AM

sell gas
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On my bucket list?
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A fun story but not real useful.
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This is cool.
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True beaconlite.
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Glas to see they're successful.
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 9:38:05 AM

Way back
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Those were the days!!!
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Always nice when historic places are renovated. Brings back memories of the good ole days.
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Iremeber pulling in and getting $2. worth and run the week
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I remember the dino.
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Good for them, nice story!
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I remember the dino.
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Interesting......
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Sounds cool
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Nostalgia for the "good old days" -- the first Great Depression?
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back to simpler times - wouldn't it be great if we could all do that?
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Good work.
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Nice.
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