Why were early gas stations built to resemble English cottages and Greek temples? How does Teddy Roosevelt's busting of the Standard Oil Trust in 1911 relate to the lack of Exxon and Chevron stations in the Midwest today? What corporate decisions and economic pressures lay behind the Bauhaus-inspired stations of the 1930s? Is there a link between feminism and the rise of the Gas'n'Go-style convenience store? What have gas stations symbolized in the American experience? Geographer John Jakle and historian Keith Sculle have ...

The Gas Station in America 2002, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

ISBN-13: 9780801869198

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The Gas Station in America 1994, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

ISBN-13: 9780801847233

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