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Old 01-23-2010, 03:09 AM
 
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It will help if you have been around a while - these pictures were taken in 1965 Can you tell me what corner this is on the Pacific Coast highway? I understand that it probably looks totally different now, but you can use the mountain views and proximity to the ocean as a guide, also, there is a median in this part of the road (could be gone also) and a gas station on the corner (which is also probably gone). It's driving me crazy not to know where this is - what cross-street that is the red car is coming down from?







Thanks, Panda
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Old 01-23-2010, 04:24 AM
 
Location: GLAMA
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Sunset Blvd and PCH.
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Old 01-23-2010, 06:54 PM
 
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Thanks so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think there is still a gas station on the corner now after 45 years :-) That corner does look a lot different now though. Too bad the area has been grown-up since then. Thanks again!
panda
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Old 01-23-2010, 07:00 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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What is that a screen grab from?
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Old 01-23-2010, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Note the factor of ten on the gas prices. That picture is probably mid 1960s. That's $0.31.9 cents a gallon. In 1998, when I bought my F-150, gas was $0.99/gal. So gas tripled between 1965 and 1998 and tripled again from 1998 to 2009, though the increase weren't linear, lots of ups and downs along the way.
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Old 01-23-2010, 07:15 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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Chevron gas, which has always been the most expensive. One of those lows was 1971-72, when I was paying 25.9 a gallon at the Flagg station in San Clemente.
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Old 01-23-2010, 07:30 PM
 
Location: The land of Chicago
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According to google street view, the gas station is still there crazy
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Old 01-23-2010, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Chevron gas, which has always been the most expensive. One of those lows was 1971-72, when I was paying 25.9 a gallon at the Flagg station in San Clemente.
That's because Chevron gas had F-310 in it. Remember those commercials with astronaut Scott Carpenter and the big plastic bags hooked up to the exhaust pipes of cars?

http://www.adspast.com/store/skin1/i...ron702f310.jpg
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Old 01-23-2010, 07:56 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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According to google street view, the gas station is still there crazy
Well, A gas station is still there...
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Old 01-23-2010, 08:25 PM
 
Location: United States
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Google maps show it looking worlds different now. Some big condo or business plex hogging up the corner. A Chevron is still at the corner as well. Looks like the mighty fine looking burger hut may be gone as well.
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