Family Photos When Gas Was 29 Cents and even 15 Cents Per Gallon

By
Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services California Properties BRE# 01788371

Willis Grocery

When I was growing up in Pleasant View, Colorado, my family owned a little grocery store.  We actually lived in the building.  The kitchen and the bathroom were in the back of the store, and the bedrooms and living room were all in the basement.Gas Pumps at Willis GroceryGas Price in 1962

Like most mom-and-pop grocery stores, ours also had gasoline pumps.  At the time of this picture, in 1962, the price was 29 cents per gallon.  I was 9 years old at the time.  Seven years later, when I obtained my driver's license in Covina, California, every street corner in Southern California had a gas station, and every one of them had a huge sign with the words "GAS WAR" on it.  When I first got my license, you could find gasoline for 26 cents per gallon, because of the competition.

 

 

This last picture is my dad's cousin at a Marathon gas station, sometime in the 1930s.  My guess is that gasoline was about 15 cents per gallon at that time.

Marathon Oil

-- Blog End --

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________

About the author: The above article was provided by Rob Willis, a locally recognized Realtor®.

If you like my blog, make sure you subscribe to my RSS feed to get the latest Whittier real estate news.

For Home Buyers, see this website to start searching for your home.

Thinking about selling your home? Go to The Home Sale Site.

I help home owners in the following towns in the greater Whittier area: La Habra, La Habra Heights, La Mirada, Norwalk, Santa Fe Springs, Covina and West Covina.

close

This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the sunglasses to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase:

Tags:
15 cents a gallon
cheap gas
old days
gas prices

Comments 4 New Comment

Anonymous
Post a Comment
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the folder to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase:

Show All Comments
Rainer
109,890
Jenna Dixon
Assoc Broker, NW Metro Atlanta
DRA Homes (Atlanta, GA)

This is a charming retrospective.  Makes me want to go dig my photos out of the garage and take a stroll.  And, you made me miss my Grandmother...

July 17, 2010 10:30 PM
Rainmaker
366,568
Bob Willis
Whittier Realtor® Sells Homes in Southern Cal
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services California Properties

Jenna ~ I am glad to share the memories.  My uncle, in the photos, was my grandmother's brother.

July 17, 2010 10:35 PM
Ambassador
1,305,660
Robert (Vegas Bob) Swetz
Commercial & Residential Real Estate Agent
REALTY ONE GROUP - LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 702.443.7156

WOW Bob some great picks and could you imagine how much money we would save with these Gas Prices!

Vegas Bob

July 17, 2010 10:35 PM
Rainmaker
366,568
Bob Willis
Whittier Realtor® Sells Homes in Southern Cal
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services California Properties

Vegas Bob ~ Thank you.  Yeah, we could all drive Hummers, and still afford it; but we'd run out of oil much sooner than the course we are on.

July 17, 2010 10:47 PM
Anonymous
Post a Comment
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the lock to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase:

Show All Comments
Rainmaker
366,568

Bob Willis

Whittier Realtor® Sells Homes in Southern Cal
Thinking of selling your Whittier home?
*
*
*
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the chair to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase:

Additional Information



\"View" style="overflow:hidden;" seamless scrolling="no" id="custom-widget-content" onload="resizeIframe()">Your browser does not support iframe.