Galpin Auto Supply, owned by J.P. and Mildred Galpin, once operated in Gallatin, MO.

This small facility was later replaced with a larger brick service station building by MFA, operated by Roy Hillman. (date unknown)

Service stations once were common to many corner street lots in most small towns across the country. This station in Gallatin, MO, offering Standard Oil products is a typical example. (location and date unknown)

The office building housing Production Credit Association (PCA) in Gallatin, MO, was built at 119 South Main Street, where a service station once operated. The service station sold Barnsdall fuel, Quaker State and Mona Motor Oil products, tires …and, of course, ice cold Coca-Cola. (date unknown)

Gallatin Motor Company was a Ford dealership (1917-20) and sold Skelly gasoline from a streetside pump at 212 North Main Street in Gallatin, MO. Even later when the business gained widespread notoriety in Chevrolet truck sales, the dealership sold gas using two curbside pumps.

This newspaper clipping dated 1930 describes the competition between gasoline suppliers which cut prices to 11 cents per gallon for consumers in Gallatin, MO. The price dropped from 16.2 cents to 11 cents, in what was commonly called a “Gas War.”

The Daviess County Courthouse in Gallatin, MO, as you approach the square on West Grand Street looking east. Knight Oil Company operated a Skelly gasoline service station at the corner of Market and West Grand Street. (circa 1950s)

West of Gallatin on MO-6 was the Red Rooster gas station (circa 1980), later to house Landmark Realty.

Tate Oil Company was a fuel distributor delivering gasoline, diesel and other oil products to farmers and commercial businesses as well as operating this service station located at 101 West Van Buren. The business was owned and operated by Phil Tate.

John Whitfield owned and operated a Standard service station at 304 North Main Street in Gallatin, MO. Whitfield is shown accepting a certificate of appreciation from Vance Hefley representing the Gallatin business community in 1982.