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Banning, California USA - January 14, 1949 Copyright © tonopah06 (Rick Donaldson) on Flickr.  All rights reserved.This Kodachrome slide was taken somewhere on Ramsey Street.  At the time, it carried not only border-to-border U.S. Route 99 but also coast-to-coast U.S. Route 60 and U.S. Route 70 as they all had to traverse the narrow San Gorgonio Pass (all now replaced by Interstate 10).The filling station mostly cut off to the right is interesting to me because I cannot find good information on Century Gasoline.  There are a significant number of listings under that name closer to central Los Angeles so perhaps Century is a “jobber" that has managed to survive through these many decades.
Banning, California USA - January 14, 1949
 
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This Kodachrome slide was taken somewhere on Ramsey Street. At the time, it carried not only border-to-border U.S. Route 99 but also coast-to-coast U.S. Route 60 and U.S. Route 70 as they all had to traverse the narrow San Gorgonio Pass (all now replaced by Interstate 10).

The filling station mostly cut off to the right is interesting to me because I cannot find good information on Century Gasoline. There are a significant number of listings under that name closer to central Los Angeles so perhaps Century is a “jobber" that has managed to survive through these many decades.
Robert L. More Tire Co. - Vernon, Texas USA - May 7, 2007

KoT Road Trip Tuesday Series No. 11 - Photo by KoHoSo

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This still impressive automotive “superstore” of its time sits along the old path of U.S. Route 70. In addition to tires and gasoline, the empty space on the side appears it might have been utilized for automobile sales. Looking at this made me think of the all-too-appropriate Iris DeMent song, Our Town, especially the line, “Over here is where I bought my first car.”
This beauty of an old sign (and motel) still sits on the north side of West Main Street in Mesa, Arizona just east of Phoenix.  The road is also a part of the Apache Trail and, at one time, also carried the major U.S Routes 60, 70, 80, and 89.retrosignage:

Kiva Lodge Retro Neon Sign
This beauty of an old sign (and motel) still sits on the north side of West Main Street in Mesa, Arizona just east of Phoenix. The road is also a part of the Apache Trail and, at one time, also carried the major U.S Routes 60, 70, 80, and 89.

retrosignage:

Kiva Lodge Retro Neon Sign

(Source: sunburntwest)