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Posted By: Autodreamer

Farmer's Gas & Oil, MI - Wed Jan 02 2019 04:05 AM

I'm new to this forum and am interested in most things related to service stations and cars. Yesterday I noted a post from a another member expressing interest in mid-Michigan's Farmer's Gas & Oil.
My uncle, grandfather, and parents managed stations for this company from the late 30's until the mid 60's. I briefly worked in a station in the mid-60's. I would be interested in discussing company
memories with this member or others.
Posted By: SandPCollector

Re: Farmer's Gas & Oil, MI - Wed Jan 02 2019 05:27 AM

Welcome to Oldgas. Best of luck in your search for information!
Posted By: Dave Rowlison

Re: Farmer's Gas & Oil, MI - Wed Jan 02 2019 09:12 AM

Welcome

I am interested in all Michigan companies including Farmers Gas & Oil which was founded in 1932 at Ithaca, Michigan.
They lasted into the 1980's at least by this dated picture of the Sunfield station.
This location was destroyed by a grain tank collapse.
I have a list of addresses of 15 locations ( Stations & Bulk Plants) gathered from various sources.
I would be interested in knowing the locations you know of & would share what info I have.

Dave



Attached picture Fargo Sunfield 1981.jpg
Attached picture Fargo qts..JPG
Posted By: advertologist

Re: Farmer's Gas & Oil, MI - Wed Jan 02 2019 04:10 PM

welcome aboard .. ... cool
Posted By: Autodreamer

Re: Farmer's Gas & Oil, MI - Thu Jan 03 2019 02:29 AM

My grandfather and grandfather managed this Sunfield location from approximately 1950-1959. I knew two managers prior to the flattening of the station due to the elevator collapse. My uncle and father managed the Mason, MI location in succession. What is your interest in Fargo? I believe there were 22 locations.
Posted By: Autodreamer

Re: Farmer's Gas & Oil, MI - Thu Jan 03 2019 02:35 AM

My grandfather and grandfather managed this Sunfield location from approximately 1950-1959. My grandmother managed the station for several months after grandpa died. I knew two managers prior to the flattening of the station due to the elevator collapse. My uncle and father managed the Mason, MI location in succession. What is your interest in Fargo? I believe there were 22 locations.
Posted By: Dave Rowlison

Re: Farmer's Gas & Oil, MI - Thu Jan 03 2019 07:23 AM


Here is my list of locations with some addresses.
Founded in 1932 the company listed two stations, two tank trucks, six tank cars in 1933.
President & GM George Gruesbeck, VP Harmon Gruesbeck, Sec/Treas H Butler in 1933

Later the company got up to 32 stations & I don't how many bulk plants.

I can PM other info

Dave

Attached picture Fargo locations.jpg
Attached picture FARGO Patch.jpg
Posted By: bsplichal95

Re: Farmer's Gas & Oil, MI - Sat Jan 05 2019 02:38 AM

Welcome to OldGas!
Posted By: RedHat

Re: Farmer's Gas & Oil, MI - Tue Jan 08 2019 06:52 AM

Welcome!
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