Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Shell Gasoline @ Bodie & Mammoth

1927 Dodge Graham at the Shell Gas Station in Bodie State Historic Park. "Gold was discovered by Waterman S. Bodie in 1859. By 1879 Bodie boasted a population of 10,0000 and was second to none for wickedness, badmen, worst climate out of doors and best water on earth. Bodie is a preserved ghost town at an elevation of 8375 feet" (Source: Friends of Bodie water bottle label). Bodie was completely abandoned in 1932 after a second of two major fires destroys all but what is now left in Bodie. The Shell station sign is probably circa 1920's. See more at http://www.bodie.com/.
Back in the town of Mammoth Lakes, Shell gas is still being pumped at a much higher price than 20 cents a gallon of Bodie days. However, 20 cents then would be equivalent to $2.50 now, so filling up that SUV will still cost more than filling up the Graham truck.

6 comments:

fishing guy said...

Tash: i don't even like to see those prices as a joke. Five dollars a gallon, what a shame. Your old gasoline station is neat.

Joy said...

What an interesting photo - the first one! Love the blue truck.

Many thanks for your visits to Norwich Daily Photo. I hope that you enjoy the colours of summer on my blog.

joy

glasgowdailyphoto said...

I really like your photos - they all look quintessentially American to me! Thank you for visiting and commenting at Glasgow DP - very much appreciated!

Jackie (Glasgow DP)

Keith said...

Lucky you! Bodie is at or near the top of my list of places yet to visit.

Phil_O'Logus said...

Great shot of the old Dodge - thanks also for your recent visits to Seoul City daily Photo.

tr3nta said...

Marvelous photo the one with the blue truck...