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My recollection is that gasoline prices were roughly 20 cents per gallon prior to the first "energy shortage" in the early 1970s. During that episode, the cost approached, or slightly surpassed 75 cents. During the second "crisis", this in the late 1970s, gas prices rose to around the one dollar per gallon level. This photo was probably intended to illustrate the difference within a relatively short span of years.


What was the Season?
spring

Comments...
It looks to me that they were changing from price per litre to price per gallon...


Can you name any of the people?
Dick Dysanty, who went on to become softball's premier coach.


What was the Year?
1979

What was the Season?
fall

Can you name any of the people?
Dick DeSanty

Can you name the location?
State Rd. N.Adams

Comments...
Gas prices in 1970 were .28 for regular and .32 for hi test in N.Adams. That .19 cent sign must be from the early to mid 50's. Gas prices were very stable thru the 60's and into 1973 when the first energy crunch scam was dumped on us.


Comments...
Gibbs still has the same pumps :-)


Comments...
The "19 cents" sign was from the early '50`s. The sign came from a Gas Station that used to be just down the road from this Gibbs Station. This Photo never made the Transcript,(to the best of my knowledge),and it`s the first time I have seen it in 27 years! Thank You for your responce....Dick DeSanty.


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