Series: Friday is a Gas

Humble Oil Gas Station Highway 82 at Jackson Night c.1970 from MSU CHARM Digital Collection.

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: Commercial Block Service Stations c.1920-c.1930

Friday is a Gas: Gulf Gas Stations c.1920-c.1930

Friday is a Gas: Sinclair Station c.1930s

Friday is a Gas: Classical Revival Stations c.1930-?

Friday is a Gas: Ducks vs Decorated Sheds (c.1930s-?)

Friday is a Gas: Pan Am/Amoco Stations c.1930-c.1940

Friday is a Gas: Cities Service Stations c.1930 – c.1950

Friday is a Gas: Teague & The Icebox (1937-c.1955)

Friday is a Gas: Lion Stations c.1940

Friday is a Gas: Humble c.1950-c.1960

Friday is a Gas: Phillips 66 Stations c.1950-c.1970s

Friday is a Gas: Humble, Enco, Esso, and Exxon c.1960-c.1970

The Matawan Texacos of Mississippi (1965-c.1975)

Friday is a Gas: Booth Form Gas Stations c.1960s-c.1980

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