The station continued to do well, except when the river rose. This was one of two floods that innundated the station. Note the "Fill It Up Jack" sign - that was an ad campaig for Texaco, encouraging noted tightwad Jack Benny to buy more than a gallon for his ancient Maxwell.

If it wasn't liquid water, it was the frozen kind - on the left, a shot from winter of the loading dock. Cold work. Smelly work. Dangerous work: the loading dock blew up one year, and it was all they could do to keep the tanks underground from going up as well. I still remember my dad getting the call that the dock had gone up. We could see the smoke from our house - on the other side of town.