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Mount Olive, Illinois: Soulsby's Service Station

1926 station pumped gas until 1991. Now restored, with a small museum inside.

201 S. Route 66, Mount Olive, IL
West edge of town. On the west side of Old Route 66, one block south of IL-138/W. Main St., on the southwest corner of Old Route 66 and W. 1st S. St.
Daily 7-5 Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Soulsby's Service pumps.

Soulsby's Service Station

Built in 1926, Soulsby's Service Station pumped only Shell gasoline in its 65 years of business. Recently restored pumps stand outside, and inside is a free museum filled with memorabilia and petroleum artifacts from the station's past.

[Mike Gassmann, 08/18/2023]

Henry Soulsby, who was a miner before he built the station, is buried in the same Mount Olive cemetery as Mother Jones, the miners' champion.

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Grave of Mother JonesGrave of Mother Jones, Mount Olive, IL - < 1 mi.
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