PEACH SPRINGS, Ariz. - Get your kicks on Route 66 and visit the John Osterman Gas Station while you€™re at it.
The station, built by a Swedish immigrant in 1929 that has been closed now for a few years, has been added to the National Register of Historic Places, reports The Associated Press.
The news source writes that the Hualapai tribe, responsible for the station€™s nomination, is planning to rehabilitate the building and restore its fuel service. By making the national historic list, the tribe will qualify for special grants to help pay for the costs of the restoration project.
More about the station is revealed by historian Quinta Scott on the Route 66 news website:
"John Osterman was a Swedish sailor who landed in Peach Springs, where the largest body of water was a dry wash. He opened a small gas station, and quickly developed a reputation for honest work. He would tow a car day or night. He persuaded his brother, Oscar, to join him, sold him the gas station in 1925, and moved to Kingman. A year later, Arizona designated the road in front of the gas station U.S. Highway 66. Oscar built a bigger garage with living quarters over the service bay."