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Hoovervilles-A Downturn In American History

Gas Prices during the Depression

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Gas Prices during the Depression

Hoovervilles were characterized with many hardships. Migrants were often forced to move to another area or even state for search of opportunities. Though it would seem like Heaven today, but back then even a few cents made a difference when it comes to gas. Gas prices fluctuated and often whether a migrant would move or be stationed in a nearby Hooverville. See below or a table of common gas prices.

Year
Price Per Gallon (in cents)
1927
17
1928
19
1929
18
1929
18
1930
21
1931
26
1932
24
1933
21
1934
23
1935
26
1936
24

1937

22

1938

19

1939

23

1940

27

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