Monday, July 13, 2015
Walt’s Standard –
In December of 1967, Walt’s Standard was holding their grand opening. Located at 1340 South Broadway, Walt’s Standard claimed to be Minot’s most modern service station and they were open 24 hours. The owner manager was Walt Gutknect. The first 244 customers received a free 5 quart plastic pail. Registration for a door prize could get you a waffle iron, electric percolater, skill saw, electric drill or one of many other prizes. With the purchase of 10 gallons of gasoline you received a free 8-pack of 7-Up and S&H Green stamps. Interesting note – gas was probably about 50 cents a gallon at that time…. Also the 8 pack of 7-Up was glass bottles.