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The Long Oil Company

Lawrence stations


Long had three stations and a bulk plant in Lawrence. The service stations were located at 640 Massachusetts, (this was also the office of the Lawrence manager, Oliver H. Prosser.), 300 Locust, and 701 Michigan (Old Oaken Bucket, see photos below.), located on the southwest corner of 7th and Michigan. 7th street at this time was US40 highway. This location is now occupied by a vet clinic. Alton D. Smith was the manager of the 701 Michigan station. The Old Oaken Bucket also had a lunch counter.

The bulk plant and warehouse was located at 631 Locust. This bulk plant is still there and is currently being used as a produce warehouse.

On June 11, 1973 the Lawrence-World Journal newspaper reported that the first Long station was built in 1911 at 945 New Hampshire St. I have not been able to confirm this.


Old Oaken Bucket, 701 Michigan, Lawrence, Kansas. (1927) Courtesy Kansas State Historical Society.



Old Oaken Bucket, Lawrence, Kansas. Night view. (1927) Courtesy Kansas State Historical Society.



Lawrence, Kansas bulk plant. (1927) Courtesy Kansas State Historical Society.

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