This location is a guess, the roads look right and the house has two garage bays. It may have been remodeled. The train tracks are not there so unless they were built after 1968 its probably not the right spot.

After further research it does look like there should be a railroad if this was the right location.

Building appears to say "Bob Slingerland" over the pedestrian door. A photo in roll 4 shows a sign reading "Grand Mound Gates". I did some research and found a Francis Robert "Bob" Slingerland and Florence Aileen Slingerland that were from the Grand Mound, WA area. I was not able to verify if they once owned a Texaco Station, but nonetheless, after a little browsing, I think I found the correct location of the photo (I'll pin it on the map).

Great Job Amy you found it. Looks like the original Texaco Star is still there. Location verified!

The Texaco in the photo was in Grand Mound Washington. My grandmother Vera Pearl Hoss McLeod had the Texaco built. I was born and raised in the house behind the Texaco. The Texaco and the house I grew up in has been purchased by the Chehalis Tribe and they were both torn down.

Francis Robert Bob Slingerland ran the Texaco for my Grandmother, Vera Pearl Hoss McLeod.

I failed to note that Francis Robert Bob Slingerland was my father.

Have you not read my comments???? I have not received a comment or response. I know this place like the back of my hand. Are you giving any credibility to what I have sent you?

Hi Verona, thank you for sharing the history of this property and confirming the location. I'm sorry to hear that both the Texaco station and your childhood home have been torn down, but I'd bet that you have many great memories of both of them. I'm sorry that you haven't received a response for your comments yet. I don't work for Vintage Aerial, my husband and I have a dairy farm here in Wisconsin and I just visit this website as a hobby and try to help figure out the locations of photos that aren't mapped out yet. I don't personally know any of the small team of employees that work for Vintage Aerial, but from the interactions that I've had with them, I know that they definitely do appreciate you sharing your knowledge. They do try to respond to comments as soon as they are able, but being a small business with a very small number of employees, and considering the number of comments posted across the website from all over the country, it may take awhile for someone to get to each one. If you need to get in touch with them sooner for help with any questions you may have, there should be a link at the bottom of this website that says "Phone Support". If you click on that, you should be able to find a phone number as well as an email link that will get you in contact with them shortly. This link may also work to get you to the Phone Support page:

AmyZutz thank you so much for responding.I'm sorry I was a bit short in my comment. I've been having a pretty hard time since my husband of 47 years passed away September 16th. We got married when I was 17.

On a brighter note, I ordered a print of the photo above. By the way, we have live one mile from my old house, in the photo, since 1976. Thanks again.

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