I stopped by Crowders station a few weeks back with my dad. The place is closed over the weekend. Crowders is a classic vintage gas service station in Little Falls. It reminds me of the tiny little retro stations that dot the map along Route 66.
The cool thing about this station, for me at least, is that dad says my Grandpa had made stops here while on his way to Canadian fishing trips. This would have been somewhere around the 50s I would guess. My dad grew up in Balaton, MN so Little Falls was just one of many rest/ fill-up stops along the way. (Balaton is such a small town, that I imagine just being in this blog post will make the paper)