All Mississippians have had interactions with them. Seemingly ubiquitous and redundant, but amazingly scarce when you really need one: the gas station. “Friday is a Gas” is an occasional friday series that takes a fun look at the evolution of Mississippi’s gas stations with the goal of considering the role they played in the state’s development during the 20th century. What happens to these stations after they cease dispensing fuel and how endangered are they? What are the future of these places as we enter the age of electric, autonomous vehicles? The series was inspired by, and owes much credit to the 2016 TxDOT Field Guide to Gas Stations in Texas.
Consider checking out these “Friday is a Gas” posts.
Friday is a Gas: Curbside Gas Pumps (c.1910-c.1925)
Friday is a Gas: Ducks vs Decorated Sheds (c.1930s-?)
Friday is a Gas: Teague & The Icebox (1937-c.1955)
The Matawan Texacos of Mississippi (1965-c.1975)