Cliff Pherson ran one of Agincourt’s earliest gas stations. My friend Howard worked there once while he was in high school. And Cliff’s station—at the corner of Broad Street and May—was the place where Howard hung out and met some exceptional characters, like Willie Simmons.
I used a real photo postcard of a gas station in Ogalalla, Nebraska as the basis for Cliff’s station. But his can’t have been Agincourt’s only facility. We saw a wonderful historic gas station in Duluth a couple weeks ago, and then I found this one from Carrington, North Dakota.
It’s all about early corporate imagery, isn’t it.