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I got up every morning,
polished my saddle shoes,
and went off to war.
— Melba Pattillo said that

image notes: the red, brick structure on the right, behind the gas station is Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. Melba was one of “The Little Rock Nine”. Today, Central High School attracts students from all over the world and is well known for the students’ diversity and scholastic achievements.

Comments (21):

  1. Steve

    Jul 16, 2018 at 4:11 pm

    Bravery can be found in all kinds of people. Ms. Pattillo is surely proof of that assertion. I can only imagine the bravery it took to be a part of integrating this school.

  2. Elaine Hancock

    Jul 16, 2018 at 7:50 pm

    So much history here. A great image.

  3. Barbara Thomas

    Jul 16, 2018 at 9:53 pm

    Interesting history. I love the look of that old gas station, or back in the day I guess it was a “filling station”, right?

  4. Elizabeth Buckalew

    Jul 16, 2018 at 11:07 pm

    Excellent post, Sherri. I love the processing on this… and that quote by Melba. Thank God for her strength!

  5. Tatar@Y

    Jul 16, 2018 at 11:32 pm

    Une station à l’ancienne. Nous n’en voyons plus beaucoup, dommage c’était sympathique de se faire servir. Une parole, un échange bien agréable.

  6. grouser

    Jul 17, 2018 at 4:22 am

    Had to google that to put the quote in context. Good man
    Interesting petrol station too

  7. ruthiebear

    Jul 17, 2018 at 5:43 am

    I like the nostalgic mood of mage.

  8. Maria-Lina

    Jul 17, 2018 at 6:12 am

    Superbe cette station, magnifique! Bise, bon mardi tout doux!

  9. Emily

    Jul 17, 2018 at 6:15 am

    Looks like there is a lot of history, and probably a very interesting story too, sherri!

  10. Willem

    Jul 17, 2018 at 11:09 am

    What have you photographed a beautiful gas station.

  11. mhelene

    Jul 17, 2018 at 11:48 am

    Very interesting and a superb composition..

  12. Steven

    Jul 17, 2018 at 1:16 pm

    Incredible history in such “little” information! The vintageness of this gas station is beautiful. I am glad to see that it is well cared for.

  13. Anita Bower

    Jul 17, 2018 at 3:16 pm

    Nicely presented. Thanks for the quote and info.

  14. Nicou

    Jul 17, 2018 at 3:43 pm

    Un bie joli nom cet édifice sueprbe compo
    Belle soirée

  15. Elaine K

    Jul 18, 2018 at 3:10 am

    wow, even i may have only heard of that from ‘forrest gump’ or such, but i think i have watched documentaries… even the name ‘Little Rock’ sends a chill up my spine…
    love love the treatment of this photo

  16. Diane

    Jul 20, 2018 at 6:48 pm

    she went to war and won.
    Before I read what you wrote, I was admiring those old gas pumps yet how modern the station appears to be.
    Interesting how the service station seems white and prominent yet the story going on in the background so perfectly parallels the historical evolution


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