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  1. navypoppop

    navypoppop Medium Load Member

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    Their list doesn't show which ones were former Travel Ports, Burns Bros. or Union 76. That leaves memory to know which ones were bought or changed over from Truckstops of America. Thanks
     
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  3. bthomann

    bthomann Medium Load Member

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    Do you know if the one in Henrietta ever a Travel Port or was that just an original T/A? I know it was
    very small, next to a Days Inn, and had no restaurant. It's a Gulf-branded place now and the owners
    are not that nice. I asked him about it and he just shrugged, acting like he didn't care.
     
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  4. bthomann

    bthomann Medium Load Member

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    Buzzarddriver, the one you're thinking of was my favorite place as a kid, the old Bingo fuel stop/
    Burns Brothers in Minden, Iowa. I was five when we stopped there and I saw the neatest
    Navajo Express/Digby Trucking rig. The owner was so kind and I'll never forget the great time
    I had. It now stands demolished with nothing but the sign posts. Exit 29 off I-680.
     
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  5. bthomann

    bthomann Medium Load Member

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    More Union 76 locations my uncle and I thought of:

    Benson, North Carolina (demolished); Burlington, North Carolina (demolished); Halifax,
    North Carolina (rebuilt and called Oasis); Charlotte, North Carolina (trailer drop lot and QuikTrip);
    Greensboro, North Carolina (demolished); Bartonsville, Pennsylvania (demolished); Clarion,
    Pennsylvania (standing but not operating); Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (Flying J); North East,
    Pennsylvania (now a truck repair shop); Smithton, Pennsylvania (Flying J); Columbia North,
    South Carolina (T/A); Columbia West, South Carolina (demolished); Fair Play, South
    Carolina (independent called Cherokee Run); Manning, South Carolina (T/A); Bristol, Virginia
    (demolished); Raphine, Virginia (White's Petro); Richmond, Virginia (T/A); Wytheville,
    Virginia (T/A)
     
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  6. navypoppop

    navypoppop Medium Load Member

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    That one was an original Truckstops of America. I have spent many nights there when I ran upstate NY.
     
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    Two in Maryland: Elkton (T/A) and Frederick (demolished). Frederick location was
    somehow related to Bill's Truck Stop in Linwood, North Carolina but I have no idea how.
    I did know Frederick was a favorite of many drivers and I've been told it was a bad day
    in the trucking industry the day it closed to make room for a Costco.
     
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  8. navypoppop

    navypoppop Medium Load Member

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    bthomann,

    The owner of Bill's Truck Stop in Linwood, NC was the owner of 76 in Frederick, Md. It was sold and a Costco Warehouse now sits on the grounds.
     
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  9. bthomann

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    You mentioned you wanted the Union 76's east of the MIssissippi, so here are
    some 76 locations we could think of in Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee:

    Kentucky: Calvert City (demolished), Corbin (demolished), Florence (T/A),
    Lexington (standing but not operating), Morton's Gap (Pilot), Sonora (Pilot),
    and Waddy (demolished)

    Ohio: Franklin (demolished), Hebron (T/A), Jeffersonville (T/A), Kingsville (T/A),
    Lodi (demolished), London (T/A), Napoleon (Fuel King), New Paris (demolished),
    North Baltimore (Petro), North Canton (T/A), North Lima (standing but not operating),
    Perrysburg (T/A), Wapakoneta (independent franchise T/A), and Youngstown (T/A).

    Tennessee: Antioch (T/A), Chattanooga (standing but not operating), Denmark (T/A),
    Franklin (T/A), Greeneville (independent franchise T/A), Kingsport (demolished),
    Knoxville East (demolished), Knoxville West (T/A), Lebanon (demolished), and
    Monteagle (demolished).
     
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  10. bthomann

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    A few more in Florida: Haines City (demolished), Lakeland (demolished), Orlando
    (standing but not operating), and Tampa (independent Mobil).

    A few more in Georgia: Adairsville (burned in a fire), Commerce (also a Pure),
    LaGrange (independent Exxon), Lake Park (also a Pure), Madison (also a Pure),
    Ringgold (independent), and Unadilla (independent).

    West Virginia: Martinsburg (demolished) and Hurricane (T/A).
     
  11. kemosabi49

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    TAs in Troutdale, Or and Ft Bridger, Wy were Burns Brothers. There were 76s in Blythe, Ca, Tuscon, Az one exit east of the TTT, Sacramento, Ca (49er now), Sparks, Nv (Sierra Sids TA), Buttonwillow, Ca (TA), Amarillo (where the TA is now but torn down and rebuilt), Okie City (West TA), Rockwall, Tx (where the TA is now but torn down and rebuilt), Sweetwater, Tx TA, on the east side of Meridian, Ms TA, and I think the Redding TA and Tooele, Ut were 76s too.
    edit, Forgot. I think Denton, Tx TA was a 76
     
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