This establishment was an early forerunner of gas stations that included a market along with the refueling services, a commonplace arrangement in the current day. It still exists at this location.
The description states:
NOLFF’S YANKEE BOY TRADING POST
and TRUCK STOP
Open 7 a.m. till Midnight
Box 151, South Boardman, Michigan 49633
Located 9 miles south of Kalkaska on U.S. 131, overlooking the Old Boardman Mill Pond…
Cabins, Restaurant, Grocery, Beer and Wine, Pure Gas, Bottle Gas, Sport Shop, Live Bait, Fishing and Hunting Licenses.
–This kind of multi-purpose establishment was common in more rural areas where tourists or passers-by would have an opportunity to purchase supplies for their ongoing journey or for their sporting activity in the region.
This postcard was used, and is dated 1968.