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7 MILES SOUTH OF NASHVILLE
on U.S. 31A & 41
R.F.D. #1 Brentwood, Tenn  Phone 21-W & 21-J, Nolensville, Tenn.
The fast and short route to Florida
16  modern units, electric heat, tile baths, Grade “A” restaurant on premises.
postmarked 1956.


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The leading Jewelers and Silversmiths. 404 Union Street, Nashville, Tennessee 1908

B.H. Stief was a repairman of fine watches and retailer of jewelry who started his company in the late 1800s.

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By 1932, Lion Oil operated 441 service stations. In 1935, the company continued to expand with the purchase of the Arkansas properties of Marathon Oil, adding twenty-nine bulk plants and 375 service stations to its holdings. In 1939, Lion Oil became the first Arkansas corporation to be traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

Lion Oil service stations became a common feature along roadsides in the South. At their peak in the mid-1950s, nearly 2,000 Lion service stations dotted the region. In the 1960s, this gave rise to the popular “Beauregard Lion” mascot in Lion advertisements. However, by the 1970s, Monsanto had integrated the company into its operations, and the Lion identity began to disappear. Monsanto slowly sold off many elements of the old company, shutting down the service stations, and employment dropped. In 1975, Monsanto sold the oil refinery to California-based Tosco. By this time, not even the refinery was referred to as “Lion.”

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Harding Rd at Gardner Drive

Looks to now be the Belle Meade city hall

By 1932, Lion Oil operated 441 service stations. In 1935, the company continued to expand with the purchase of the Arkansas properties of Marathon Oil, adding twenty-nine bulk plants and 375 service stations to its holdings. In 1939, Lion Oil became the first Arkansas corporation to be traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

Lion Oil service stations became a common feature along roadsides in the South. At their peak in the mid-1950s, nearly 2,000 Lion service stations dotted the region. In the 1960s, this gave rise to the popular “Beauregard Lion” mascot in Lion advertisements. However, by the 1970s, Monsanto had integrated the company into its operations, and the Lion identity began to disappear. Monsanto slowly sold off many elements of the old company, shutting down the service stations, and employment dropped. In 1975, Monsanto sold the oil refinery to California-based Tosco. By this time, not even the refinery was referred to as “Lion.”

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Wilma Linder and Veco Linder, her father, in front of City Cafe. She is probably 14 or so, so it would be about 1947.

Just Wilma at City Cafe

– Katherine Steinbring

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Veco Linder at the bar of the Beach Lodge

Veco Linder by his lodge

Veco Linder by his lodge: As it says, this is Veco Linder by the Beach Lodge sign on the river. Boats could pull right up to the dock and moor. Then the people could go up to the bar/restaurant to enjoy themselves. I always loved the hush puppies!

This is the house next to the Beach Lodge. We used to stay there during summer vacations in the 1960s before my grandfather died. I clearly remember the wooden signs nailed to the trees out back. They each indicated a year and how high the flood water had gotten that year.

Down the road was the ferry to cross the river. I remember some bad car crashes there, even some cars going into the river. Eventually a huge bridge was built and the ferry was retired.
I know part of the property (there was a horse farm across the road) became part of Opryland.
Again, if anyone has more information I’d love to know about it.
Katherine

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