When Mister O’Dell opened up his “trading post” I suspect he did so using an old building that once had been a service (gas) station, given it’s design and location along a small highway in SW Virginia. I see that a lot around here…old gas stations having been converted to some other use…mostly short-lived…as is the case with O’Dells. I wondered exactly what it was that he “traded” and given what I saw laying about he got the worst of the deals he made. Another thing that caught my eye was the “friendly, welcoming” appearance of the place…noting the number of signs I saw. No matter, it made for a nice stop on one of my photo trips.