Thursday, 22 April 2004
Pix Of The Day: Range & Pump Wars Are Long Gone
CREDIT: © Steven F. Schluter/CCSinclair.com
WHERE: Cook City, MT, USA. WHAT: local events & info at the Sinclair gas station.
MAP: Cook City. Thumbnail clicks pop-up larger images.
It seems that both range wars and pump wars are a thing of the past, at least in Cooke City, Montana. The local Sinclair gas station runs a web site, CCSinclair.com, where you can catch up on local events and the weather. When we checked it looked to be foggy, with swirls of snow in the wind: the daily picture & weather page featured pictures by Susan from the local Exxon gas station. They appear to be real friendly folks in Cooke City, with a true sense of community and getting along with the neighbors.
The Exxon station is for sale (asking $1.5 million, "financial information shared with qualified serious purchasers"), apply through MontanaLegacy.com. A mountain lodge, "in the heart of it all", will set you back $474,900. All this is probably just the thing for snow sports enthusiasts, who will doubtless appreciate the finer points of the various Ski-Doo pictures on the site. Walking out to enjoy the late evening sunshine of a pleasant spring day in the southern Utah desert… well, we decided we are happy just where we are!
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Jules Laforgue (1860-1887)
"Ah! que la vie est quotidienne."
Oh, what a day-to-day business life is.
'Complainte sur certains ennuis' (1885)