Photo: Remember When Gas Cost $1 Per Gallon?

Today gas is upwards of $3.60 per gallon.

Stoughton’s Hank Herbowy shared this photo of the former Getty gas station on Washington St. in town.

Note the price of gas—just $1.08 per gallon for regular.

Herbowy said the picture was probably taken in the 1970s.

Today, gas is in the $3.60 range—some stations it is closer to $3.70.

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John Dearness February 23, 2012 at 04:30 PM
I remember it during the years I lived in Belchertown. Hank's friend, John Dearness in Chicopee
Roseanne February 23, 2012 at 04:46 PM
Cool photo. Love the cars. I remember when gas went to $1 a gallon. I was living in New York then, and the first gas station owner on Long Island to raise the price to $1 was on TV being interviewed, and people were outraged that gas could cost that much. Some perspective: I have a pen-pal in England who could not believe the price of gas when she visited Florida recently. Gas (or petrol, as the British call it) is five times what we pay here!
An oldtimer February 24, 2012 at 01:29 PM
When I was a kid in Roslindale High, worked at the Texaco station across the street from Healy field. If I remember right gas was about .25 cents a gallon. We checked to oil and cleaned your windshield, if a tire looked low, we added air. Boy have times changed
Jane Fox March 15, 2012 at 08:45 PM
What cost $1.15 in 1962 would cost $8.20 in 2010. So you made pretty good money- almost $10 an hour in today's money.
Fiscal Conservative March 15, 2012 at 10:07 PM
Jane Fox: Wasn't complaining & understand your reasoning. Just that things are SO different today. I work in a store that sells candy for $1.10 that I paid 5 cents for, as a kid. Went I went to Page's, way back, with my friends we pooled our money together & got 6 bars for a quarter. The bars were much bigger also.


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