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Gay Parita Station

Paris Springs, Missouri


Gay Parita Station
Gay Parita today.

The Gay Parita Station of today is one man's tribute to America's Main Street and the bygone way of life it symbolizes. That man's name is Gary Turner.


Gay Parita Station
The original Gay Parita, circa 1930s.

After retiring from a colorful working life, Gary decided he wanted to “keep the past from slipping away,” so he acquired from his brother-in-law, Steve Faucett, what we now know as Gay Parita—a reproduction of an early-twentieth-century Sinclair gasoline station. The original Gay Parita station had been established back in the 1930s by a couple named Fred and Gay Mason, and the original native-stone garage from that early era still stands on the property.

Garage at Gay Parita
The old stone garage.

Stop by and make a friend: Gary wants you to have one of his personalized postcards as a keepsake of your trip of a lifetime on old U.S. 66.


About the Gay Parita Station
Business Type: Museum/preservation
Owner(s): Gary Turner
Address: Paris Springs, Missouri
Web site: None yet—just come and visit!
Directions: 3 miles west of Halltown, Missouri on old 66


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