Wednesday, September 14, 2011
George Preston and his vintage gas station, bought for $100, was a historical site on Lincoln Highway. George himself was a celebrity when he was invited to be on the Johnny Carson show on March 21, 1990.
After George passed away in 1993, his son Ron continued to reserve and maintained the Station.
There was a vehicle with a Missouri license plate parking in front of the building when we got to the station. A nice gentleman came out from the house and we told him that we are from St. Louis, Missouri and about our adventure on Lincoln Highway. He introduced himself as the son-in-law of Ron Preston. He informed us that Ron passed away a few weeks ago. The visitation was in Gladstone, Missouri and burial was in Belle Plaine.