Standard Oil Station
Submitted by Nute Chapman
From Presque Isle County Advance and Onaway Outlook
April 23, 2015

This week's bit of history comes to us from the corner of State Street and M-211. The young lady sitting on the grass is Barbara (Harman) Robbins. The man standing at the pumps is her father Gray Harman. Note the vintage change-making machine on his belt. This Standard Oil Company building was replaced by the building that is now Vance's Service Station. The large building to the left facing M-211 housed the Onaway Interlake newspaper. If one reads the Onaway Outlook and the Onaway Interlake during the time frame of 1901 to 1916 when the Interlake closed its doors, you would find some very interesting news about each editor, as they weekly made remarks to cut one another's paper down. This photo comes to us from the collection of Karan and Carolyn Pregitzer.
From the Presque Isle County Advance and Onaway Outlook, April 23, 2015 page 7B.
Retyped by J. Anderson

Return to Home Page