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Paul’s Truck Stop: Homemade Pies, Delicious Coffee

Ruth Butler, describes the business her parents, Paul and Doris Schankweiler, started in the spring of 1947 in this excerpt from an oral history interview on April 16, 2014. LISTEN.

 

Paul and Doris Schwankweiler with their three daughters baby Lois, Joan, and Ruth, right, in front of their new Amoco gas pumps.

Photo of Paul’s Truck Stop on South Orange Blossom Trail facing southbound. View northbound photo.

Paul’s Truck Stop on South Orange Blossom Trail looking northbound toward what is today Sand Lake Road.

People would come to use the phone as the last telephone line pole until Kissimmee stopped on their property.

Ruth’s dad pumped the gas and her mom made the homemade pies. The family lived upstairs over the truck stop with few neighbors and a lot of cows.

There was a little dirt road beside the gas station that led back to Oakridge Cemetery which is still there today.

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Paul's Truck Stop: Homemade Pies, Delicious Coffee
Photo of Paul's Truck Stop on South Orange Blossom Trail facing southbound. View northbound photo. Paul's daughter, Ruth Butler, describes the busin...
Paul's Truck Stop: Homemade Pies, Delicious Coffee
Paul's Truck Stop on South Orange Blossom Trail facing southbound. View northbound photo. The last telephone line pole until Kissimmee stopped on...
Paul's Truck Stop: Homemade Pies, Delicious Coffee
Photo of Paul's Truck Stop on South Orange Blossom Trail. Today it is the corner of Orange Blossom Trail and Sand Lake...
Paul's Truck Stop: Homemade Pies, Delicious Coffee
Lois Schankweiler, in front of Paul's Truck Stop on Orange Blossom Trail. The family lived above the stop owned by their parents, Paul and...
Paul's Truck Stop: Homemade Pies, Delicious Coffee
Business card for Paul's Truck Stop on South Orange Blossom Trail. Paul's daughter, Ruth Butler, describes the business her parents, Paul and...
Paul's Truck Stop: Homemade Pies, Delicious Coffee
Joan and Lois Schankweiler, in front of Paul's Truck Stop on Orange Blossom Trail. The sisters lived above the stop owned by their...
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