Tony Mihelich, Crested Butte, Colorado
Tony’s Conoco was originally built in 1883, making it one of the oldest standing structures in town. It housed the town’s blacksmith shop and in 1911 the first gas pump. Tony Mihelich became a partner in the store in 1940 and ran it as Crested Butte Hardware and Auto Supply until his death in 1996. Locals have affectionately called the business “Tony’s Conoco” for many years.