Arch Aplin III
publication date: Sunday, September 4, 2022 (part of Fall 2022)
clue: Inspired by his woodland-creature nickname, this Texan imagined someday owning and running a large chain of gas stations throughout the South, and I mean world-record large.
explanation: Aplin, nicknamed "Beaver" since childhood, founded the Buc-ee's chain with its beaver mascot. The chain is known for enormous gas stations across the southeastern U.S. It set a world record for largest convenience store in New Braunfels, TX at 66,335 square feet (about one-third of a Walmart Supercenter). more…