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Cars lined up to buy gas, Portland, Oregon, late 1973

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Cars lined up to buy gas, Portland, Oregon, late 1973
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On the Interstate:  I-10, 1956–1990
On the Interstate: I-10, 1956–1990 — A New World for America’s Auto Culture


Gas crises, cars lined up at gas station, 1973
Currently on display
Not a part of the official Smithsonian Collection
Physical Description
Photograph.
Details
Date Made:
1973
Locations:
Oregon
History
During the gas crisis in 1973, the government enforced rationing of gasoline. Depending on your license plate, even and odd numbers would alternate days at the pumps. Fearing great shortages, Americans lined up at the pumps no matter how much or little was in their tanks.
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Location of cars lined up for gas
Portland, Oregon


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