Wednesday, May 30, 2007

May 30, 2007 Bonus, Bonus, Blog
Well, Dan "The Man" Harshberger is in the house for an art direction meeting and I asked him about the price of gas in Kingman in 1965 and he weighed in with this:

"When I worked at Hafley's Texaco, across the street from the Holiday House [on Highway 93 north] I think gas was about 49 cents a gallon, but the locals got a seven cent discount."
—Dan Harshberger

One possible answer: gas prices varied wildly throughout Kingman and at any given time you could get gas at Whiting Brothers for 29.9 while it was 39.9 at Richmond and possibly 45.9 at Phillips 66. At any rate, it's too funny that so many tourists drove through, saw the price and flipped off the attendants (we all had that experience). Today they would be kissing our feet. Ha.

"What do you have in your gas? Gold!?"
—Tourist after tourist, who actually stopped for gas in Kingman, in 1965

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