Fleet Wing - New Oxford, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 39° 51.957 W 077° 02.974
18S E 324701 N 4414888
Quick Description: A vintage gas station along the original Lincoln Highway in New Oxford, Pennsylvania.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 9/15/2021 8:47:57 PM
Waymark Code: WM14Z5D
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA
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Long Description:
Photos taken on 14 September 2021 while doing the Lincoln Highway adventure lab. The building seems vacant, although it is marked on Google maps as still in business. Not sure if that has changed with Covid. This appears to be made out of wood and has sat here since it was built in 1929.

The plaque says, "Traveling the Lincoln Highway gave people a sense of freedom and spontaneity. However, there came a new responsibility - taking care of the vehicle. Livery stables and blacksmith shops were replaced by gasoline and service stations. As a result, the industry of petroleum products began to grow.

The Aero Oil Company was incorporated in 1929. The first station opened October 26, 1929 in New Oxford with two additional stations built in 1930 in Gettysburg and Hanover. The company distributed Fleet Wing Petroleum Products, McCreary Tires and Reading Batteries until 1946. Then the company changed its source of supply to the Atlantic Refining Company. At the close of business in August 31, 1949, the deliveries of petroleum totaled over 103 million gallons."
Address of the station:
230 E. Lincoln Highway, New Oxford, PA 17350

Type of Gas Station: Vintage

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