Last week’s Remember When mystery photo showed Illinois Gov. Adlai Stevenson waving to some 1,500 Tracy residents from the back of a presidential election whistle-stop train that stopped Sept. 10, 1952, on the Altamont line in the Tracy Southern Pacific yard. With Stevenson, the Democratic Party candidate, were his two sons: John, left, and Borden. In the Nov. 6 general election, Stevenson lost handily to Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower, as he did again four years later.

Today’s mystery photo shows two employees of a local service station standing next to a sign in May 1979. What was the reason for the sign, and can anyone identify the two station employees?

If you know the answer or can’t wait until next week to get it, email Sam Matthews at or call 830-4234.

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