The evolution of gas stations in Wisconsin
Are We There Yet?
Fill'er Up: The Evolution of Gas Stations in Wisconsin
The gas station developed in the early 20th century to provide fuel and other products to a growing number of drivers. Gas stations replaced the livery stable, a filling station precursor, that had provided all of the necessary items for travel in a convenient location. Although livery stables initially offered automotive supplies, it was ill-equipped to handle automobile traffic and was soon replaced with structures more accomodating to cars. This online exhibit explores the development of gas stations from a modest shed to a full-scale service and convenience center.
Industrialization and Urbanization|
|Creator: ||Wisconsin History Explorer
|Pub Data: ||Wisconsin Historical Society and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.
|Citation: ||"Are We There Yet? Fill'er Up: The Evolution of Gas Stations in Wisconsin." Wisconsin History Explorer. (Wisconsin Historical Society and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation);
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Visited on: 4/16/2014