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When gas was thirty cents a gallon!

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  1. BigBruno

    BigBruno TS Member

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  2. chipdaddy

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    Things got resolved before everyone in the whole world knew about it!
     
  3. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    And the govt wasn't telling us when to have a bowel movement
     
  4. lbshootin

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    I had a one gallon mini-bike back in 1968, used to fill it up and get change from a quarter!.....lb
     
  5. Anchorsteam

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    ...at that time a carton of cigarettes was $2.00. I always wanted a Rupp mini-bike - had to settle for a friends ToteGote.
     
  6. 391 shooter

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    Cheapest I ever bought gas was at the OIL WELL Gas station on hwy 27 North of Tallahasee, Fl. .17 cents per gallon in 1971.

    Any of you remember the "Gas Wars", Perry, Florida had a perpetual gas war in the 70's.
     
  7. Texas Yankee

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    When I was in High School (early 60's) we had three gas stations on one corner and one a half a block down the street. They would have a gas was about once a month about .159 was about as low as it would go. We could by Clark prem 95 octane gas for the same as reg for $.199 to $.249 per gallion. My 1956 Chevey could run for 7-10 days on $5.00 of gas.
     
  8. pdq

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    I was making $2.50 an hour.

    Pete
     
  9. PerazziBigBore

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    Fill up with Billups.. 24.9 cents a gallon I filled up once a week..for $3.00
     
  10. notarget

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    Gas was thirty cents a gallon in 1956 and I was being paid ninety cents an hour to pump it at the local Texaco station. An hour's wages bought three gallons of gas. Low wage earners today make $8-$9 an hour, enough to buy three gallons of gas. Looks like the only thing that has changed is the value of a dollar.
     
  11. Onceabum

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    Many years ago between the towns of Amoret and Butler, Missouri was the very small community of Virginia. I don't even know if it's there today. Anyway, there were two General stores there and both sold gas. The owners did not like each other and sometimes would get into one hell of a gas war. I still remember buying gas there for $.ll per gallon. Even in those days they had to be losing money at that price.

    B
     
  12. mike campbell

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    It takes $13 today to buy what $1 bought in 1923.

    In 1923, a dozen eggs was $.13.....$1.69 today is about right.

    In 1923, a gallon of gas was $.20....$2.60/gal should be about right.

    A movie was $.33.....who gets a movie ticket for $4.29?
    !#%&@! Hollywood.

    And a flat of Remington trap loads was $13...



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    I'm happy we're not paying $163.00 for a flat of target loads!
     
  13. shot410ga

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    When gas was 30 cents a gallon, I owned a 1969 W-30 442. And it used premium. That was in Las Vegas before OPEC went on strike.
     
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