Old Gas Stations Of Yesteryear

Back when life was much simpler and gas was 18-25 cents a gallon!!
(or there abouts) and as low as 16 cents during gas wars.


Old American Gas Stations from all around the country.
Some are abandoned, some are restored and many are still in use.



Notice the kid jumping on the bell hose.
YOU ever done that?




This above picture looks to be more of a collection, since the pumps
are all different sizes and colors, and too close together.


A lot of people lived in the back of the station they owned.



Thunderbird??? With fender skirts???

Texaco "filling station" sold "coal oil" (for oil-burning lamps) from the
square green-painted tank that was pumped by hand, of course.
 



Remember these corner stations? And the COKE boxes?


Oh my ... the Flying Red horse sign ... wow

Notice the neon GAS sign.

Notice the prices above.
Yes, that's only $ .34 for Hi test and $ .28 for regular.
Oh, and don't forget the 9/10% of a penny. LOL

One Gas pump and an Oil pump if your engine needed oil.



There's one like the above still standing (not in use)
on Sprague St. in Winston - Salem, N.C.
(A Shell station in case you can't figure that out.)















The gas prices above and below were in
Monterey, CA in March, 1978.


Yeah . . . I remember!
and with a fill-up you got:
The gas pumped for you,
Your windshield cleaned,
Oil & fluids checked,
Tires checked,
A free map, if you wanted it,
and S&H Green Stamps.

You could also get a five-cent soda and a bag of peanuts at many of those stations.
Oh yes, they charged a penny for the bottle
unless you had an empty one under the seat to trade in.

Does that make us old or what?!?!

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"Life is a journey to be savored"