At one time Donner Summit was a bustling place, before the I-80 freeway went in. Thousands of cars a day could travel Highway 40 on a weekend days.
There were many gas stations.
Top: Norden store and gas station, 1930's
Second from top: Donner Summit Lodge and gas station, 1930's
Third one down: Norden Store and gas station, about 1940.
Bottom: Soda Springs grocery and gas, across from the present store, 1949. The store also served as a bus stop.