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Vintage Shell Gas Station in Bennington VT

OK, that is what happens when you do not produce the weblog immediately after experiencing the action. You get pictures and you do not recall where they were taken. Like the ones in this blog. I was sure I hade seen this gorgeous vintage Shell station somewhere en route from Lake George NY to Bennington VT. But where? The route was way to long to "travel" it completely via street view and my photos do not show enough detail.

But, with the aid of good old internet I was able to do some cyber sleuthing. I Googled for "vintage shell gas station Vermont" and I got a hit of a picture that looked rather similar to my picture (see here). Unfortunately there was no info with this photo. It did, however, have a complete overview of the front of the garage displaying "Roy Plumbing and Heating".

The mysterious painted moose at the grounds of the Bennington Battle Monument
Another Google search immediately taught me that it was in fact in Bennington VT.

Anyway, a beautiful site. I doubt if the facility has ever been in operating station on this site. But it still looks nice, and becomes a collection in combination with my other vintage gas station seen in Rockport WA, see here.

After filling my Mazda with the cheaper Vermont gas I was ready to drive back home. But not before I visited the Bennington Battle Monument, the 93-meter (305 ft) tall stone obelisk commemorating the 1777 Revolutionary War Battle of Bennington. Quite remarkable that the memorial is located in Vermont since the war took actually place entirely in the state of New York.

Anyway, the memorial is impressive. It is also the tallest man made construction in Vermont. I saw it while the sun was setting. And while I was walking around the monument in the twilight I all of a sudden saw a moose with red painted antlers and painted fur......

More pictures below!

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Vintage Shell Gas Station in Benn…
The mysterious painted moose at th…
The mysterious painted moose at t…
Vintage Shell Gas Station in Benni…
Vintage Shell Gas Station in Benn…
Vintage Shell Gas Station in Benni…
Vintage Shell Gas Station in Benn…
Vintage Shell Gas Station in Benni…
Vintage Shell Gas Station in Benn…
Statue of General John Stark at th…
Statue of General John Stark at t…
Bennington Battle Monument
Bennington Battle Monument
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