Standard Oil Station Opens in Skidmore, 1921

Exciting business news from the April 7, 1921 edition of the Skidmore News (Skidmore, Missouri), page 1:

STANDARD OIL STATION WILL OPEN MONDAY
Will Handle Gasoline, Kerosene, and Other Standard Oil Products.
Adrian Taylor in Charge.

The Standard Oil Company’s new storage plant is almost finished now, and will be open for business Monday morning under the management of Adrian Taylor.

The warehouse, pump house, and concrete foundations for the big storage tanks were built about a month ago. The tanks were here at that time, but could not be put in place until the concrete had been given time to “set” and sure. They were placed on their foundations this week, the pumps and engine have been installed, and the buildings are being painted. The plant is practically complete now except for the wire fence with which it is to be surrounded.

A car each of gasoline and coal oil have been shipped and should be here within a day or two. Other oils and gases which come in barrel and case lots will be kept in stock also. These barrel and case goods will be received in car load shipments, thus placing a full stock at the command of the patrons at all times.

Mr. Taylor brought his delivery truck from St. Joseph yesterday morning, and is ready to go to work as soon as the oil arrives.

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