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GAS: 1939

GAS: 1939

May 1939. "Gas station between Tulare and Fresno on U.S. 99." Medium format acetate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

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Price of Gasoline

It's difficult to see the prices on the other pumps, but the middle one indicates 14 and a fraction cents per gallon. According to the inflation calculator, that's about $2.60 per gallon today, which is the current national average.

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I stopped wondering what that could possibly mean when I examined the gas pumps and saw Mohawk and Tee Pee gasoline. I still don’t really understand, but I get the picture.

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