Pasadena History: Locals Gather at Amoco
During the Great Depression, the Amoco service station on Mountain Road was a gathering place for the Lake Shore community.
Here’s your weekly dose of some Pasadena history thanks to The Pasadena Peninsula by Isabel Shipley Cunningham.
In the 1930s, you could stop by the Amoco service station on Mountain Road for gas and chicken. Other stores delivered groceries to your home by horse and wagon.
"John Wilson, Senior, opened his Amoco service station on Mountain Road in 1934 and moved a short distance down the road to its present location in 1937," Cunningham wrote.
"John and May Wilson offered home-grown vegetables, fruit, flowers, and fancy frying chickens in addition to gasoline. Their business became a gathering place for the Lake Shore community.
"Elsewhere customers depended on familiar stores like Angel's, Chairs' general store opposite Mount Carmel Church, and Joseph and Andy Coach's grocery store on Hog Neck that delivered purchases by horse and wagon."
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