Paul's Truck Stop: Homemade Pies, Delicious Coffee

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Paul's Truck Stop: Homemade Pies, Delicious Coffee

Paul's Truck Stop: Homemade Pies, Delicious Coffee

by:
jtracy
May 16, 2014

Paul and Doris Schwankweiler with their three daughters baby Lois, Joan, and Ruth, right, in front of their new Amoco gas pumps.

Ruth Schankweiler Butler, describes the business her parents, Paul and Doris Schankweiler, started in the spring of 1947 in this excerpt from an oral history interview on April 16, 2014. Listen.

Ruth's dad pumped the gas and her mom made the homemade pies. The family lived upstairs over the truck stop with few neighbors and a lot of cows. Occasionally people would come to use the phone as the last telephone line pole until Kissimmee stopped on their property.

There was a little dirt road beside the gas station that led back to Oakridge Cemetery which is still there today.

 

 

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