- Item 66148 - Turnpike service station, Kennebunk, ca. 1950
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- Item 66148
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A Tichnor Brothers postcard shows the Kennebunk service station on the Maine Turnpike, a road that opened in December 1947.Show Details
By the mid-1930s, many highways hosted the distinctive orange roof of the Massachusetts-based franchise Howard Johnson's. Visiting a Howard Johnson's quickly became a common experience for tourists traveling by car.
The caption reads, "Howard Johnson's Restaurant and Esso Standard Service Station, Kennebunk, Maine, midway on the Maine Turnpike."