• Texas's Historic Gas Stations - Fueling a Century of Progress

  • Texas's Historic Gas Stations - Fueling a Century of Progress

    The state’s historic gas stations tell a story of Texas -sized success. Catering to drivers on the go, the early oil companies invented one of the most iconic symbols of the 20th century: the roadside gas station.

    More than a place to fuel up, historic roadside gas stations attracted drivers with convenience and eye-catching designs. This Story Map shares the early history of the gas industry in Texas and shows how gas stations styles changed over the decades. 

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