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Little's Service Station119 N. Main St., Galena, KS
In 2007 The station was restored and renamed becoming 4 Women on the Route, in 2013 it became Cars on the Route with new owners. There is a little cafe with a limited menu in the old service bay and a gift shop in what was the office space.
This old 1951 International tow truck was reportedly the inspiration for a character in the Cars movie. This photo was snapped before the parking area was resurfaced.
Kan-O-Tex was the Kanotex Refining Company, the name comes from Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. Those were the first states where the company did business.
The Kan-O-Tex globes on the antique gas pumps out front would get the attention of any petroliana enthusiast. The design features the Kan-O-Tex name and a five point star in front of a Kansas Sunflower.
During the 2013 International Route 66 Festival "Tow Mater" (above) and Lightening McQueen (below) from the movie Cars were on display during a car show and street festival in Galena.
These cars were usually surrounded by a crowd of kids and their parents. I don't know if these two were actually in the movie or were just traveling goodwill ambassadors for it. Either way the kids were thrilled to see them.
Photo(s): 2012, 2013