Remember the Registered Restrooms?

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Registered Restrooms

In 1939 Texaco became one of the first oil companies to introduce a “Registered Rest Room” program to ensure that restroom facilities at all Texaco stations nationwide maintained a standard level of cleanliness to the motoring public. The company hired a staff of inspectors who travelled from station to station periodically to ensure that restrooms were up to standard. The “Registered Rest Room” program was later copied by other oil companies and continued at Texaco until the energy crises of the 1970s.

Thanks to CNN Business for linking to my blog–Texaco created a “Registered Rest Room” program in 1938 for its thousands of stations in all 48 states. Read-Believe it or not, gas station bathrooms used to be squeaky clean. Here’s what changed.

Thanks also to The strange history of Pristine gas station bathrooms for linking

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About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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