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SINCLAIR OIL GAS STATION, SPRING HILL, FLORIDA, 1965

Sinclair Oil Gas Statio

Miniature green dinosaurs top gas pumps. Bright pennants rustle in the bluster. It has just rained. A giant stucco dinosaur is a gas station. The year is 1965.

Last Saturday night, half way out the front door leaving a party the host said to me “Hey, I have something for you, I want you to have these.” And he hands me two vintage souvenirs from Dinoland, Sinclair Oil’s dinosaur exhibit at the 1964 New York Worlds Fair. First a green plastic injection molded dinosaur marked “Sinclair-Dinoland.” Second a dinosaur shaped green bar of soap boxed and marked with the Sinclair Logo. Divine providence or coincidence? Not eight hours before I was going through a newfound collection of old slides and picked this image out as the highlight of the bunch. Seemed like it was Sinclair Oil Day at my house and I couldn’t wait to share it with you.

Here’s to the Sinclair Oil Dinosaurs and YOU!