Sunday, March 28, 2010
Remnants of old gas stations are becoming rarer and rarer, but a chance glance while driving a North Carolina backroad brought this vintage-era pump to our attention. Though difficult to see, the price per gallon shown on the pump is a mere 33¢. This would date its last activity to sometime during the late 1960s, early 1970s. When I began my short-lived career as pump jockey back in 1977, the price of leaded regular had jumped to around 60¢ a gallon.
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