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Martinsburg Musings from the 1950s: Part Two

More on Kreider’s Atlantic service station on Allegheny Street, one of at least five businesses in town that sold gasoline: In the 1950s people were loyal to their brand, so everyone had their favored station. Glenn Kreider, joined later by his younger brother Bill, was the proprietor that I remember. From time to time there were “gas wars” where every station tried to have the lowest priced gasoline. I recall it being as low as 17 cents a gallon.

Farther along the south side of Allegheny Street and after Dr. Bonebreak’s office was the Lykens Insurance Agency owned by Edgar Lykens. Several blo...


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