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Some Castro Valley historical info from #castrovalley #news member Rick Kelly, “A bit ago you posted a query about the ex-gas station site over on Center street and got a lot of good feedback. I came across an article from 1968 in the Daily Review that said that there were 37 gas stations in Castro Valley, of which only 16-17 were on CVB, indicating that there were 20 stations not on the Boulevard! Google gives me 7 gas stations in town not on the boulevard, so there must be a whole lot of ex-gas station sites. I know of two, the Center street site and the place now occupied by Habit Burger. Maybe people can remember where the others were? BTW, the article quotes a guy complaining that all you could get in Castro Valley was gas and hot dogs, likely a reference to Franks Footers!”

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