I have been trying to find some history of this old place, but so far I’ve come up empty. It’s in Spanish Fork/Leland/Benjamin, right along the railroad on Hide-Tallow Road. Alternate spelling I have found is Hyde Tallow, there’s a company a lot of old timers worked at called Utah Hide and Tallow it may be related to.
I was watching Made Men, a 1999 movie and they had this place in the movie as Ollie’s Garage. I wondered at first if it was just set up as a prop for the movie and the building was actually something else, but I did find an article about and Ollie Branam who had an Ollie’s Garage – just not sure if this one was his yet. The movie filming location page is here.
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I’ve got an old thermometer for utah hide and tallow advertisement. So I know it did exist
Ronald Prestwich said:
Ollies garage (And that sign) belonged to Oliver Branim. His shop was just north on the provo cemetery on about 600 South and the Sppringville Road. I repaired radiators for Ollie for 25 years.
It was “Guy’s Garage” the last time I knew for sure. Guy doesn’t have a business phone or a sign. He has far more work than he can do, unless he got a good protégé’ by now. Guy is the man mixed up mechanics go to. He is the engine Whisperer.