Oasis of a Shell Gas Station in Thompson Springs, Utah, Population 39

Guest post by Joe Stanley

Another consistent stopping point on our cross-country trip was gas stations.  In large metropolitan areas, gas stations do not even raise an eyebrow.  But after thousands of miles, particularly through Kansas, Eastern Colorado, Utah and Nevada, certain gas stations have an oasis-like appeal.  This was the case in Thompson Springs, Utah.

It seemed truly in the middle of nowhere.  But it was clean, the service was friendly, and it was well stocked. I actually exhaled when we entered, feeling at once like we were on alien soil but also like we had come to a safe place. This is what happens when you are on the road a while. Shell gas stations take on new meaning…

By the way, the population of Thompson Springs is around 39. For more see http://www.legendsofamerica.com/ut-thompson.html


Shell Gas Station, Thompson Utah
Shell Gas Station, Thompson Springs, Utah

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