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Diner remembrances with dinner

Wilcoxson’s Filling Station with its “Free Crankcase Service” and “Refreshments” is a far cry from the sleek Oakhurst Diner that arrived in the village in the 1960s, but it is where the iconic diner got its start. Photo Courtesy of the North East Historical Society

MILLERTON — Hungry history enthusiasts will find what they seek at the Oakhurst Diner, a backbone of the Millerton eatery scene for decades. There, from 4 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 11, 10 percent of the evening’s proceeds will go to the North East Historical Society.

In the 1920s, a dining option wasn’t available at that location at the corner of North Center and Main, but folks could pick up a snack or a pack of smokes at Wilcoxson’s Texaco Station.

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