August 10th – Question

Inflation hit America hard in the 1970s. Which of the following are true? 

  1. To conserve gas, the maximum speed limit was cut to 55 mph. 
  2. Daylight savings time was made year-round. 
  3. Odd-even gasoline rationing was introduced.
  4. There were round-the-block gas lines to fill up the tank. 
  5. In today’s dollars, the average price for a gallon of gas would have been $6.40. 
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Answer: All are true except 5.  The price per gallon then was around $1.79.  In today’s dollars that would equal about $2.60 per gallon. 

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