Downtown 1958

Downtown 1958

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Gas War

November 3, 1963 Appleton Post-Crescent

Back in the days before the American public even knew what OPEC stood for and the fatgiue of the roller coaster rides of fuel prices, there was this...the gas war.  Of course, the price of living in 1963 was a lot less, too-  my research tells me that at the time of the above article, the price of a postage stamp was 5 cents, a gallon of milk cost 49 cents and a dozen eggs was 55 cents.  Amazing. 

And equally amazing around that time was something you'd never get away with nowadays-my father sending me as a young lad to the gas station cigarette machine across the street to buy him a pack for 30 cents! 

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