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Snowmass History: Fill ‘er up

Aspen Historical Society
Paul Thorpe services a jeep at the new gas station in Snowmass Village, 1969.
Aspen Historical Society/Aspen Illustrated News Collection

Published in the Aspen Illustrated News on March 13, 1969, the image appeared along with a caption reading, “Paul Thorpe, operator of Snowmass-at-Aspen’s newest business, the Conoco Service Station, appears well-pleased with the results of last weekend’s grand opening as he checks a customer’s vehicle for service. The new station now offers complete automotive repair, lubrication, and towing assistance, and is located on the Snowmass-at-Aspen road opposite the entrance to the No. 1 chairlift parking lot.” The station leased from Continental Oil Co. by Jesse Maddalone and Paul Thorpe included a two-bay station set up for minor tune-ups, brake jobs, lubrication, oil changes and car washing along with 24-hour towing services.