f/8 and Be There
Fred Lynch

Derby Oil Co., 1865 Broadway

Posted Wednesday, December 23, 2015, at 12:00 AM

This Derby gas station opened in late 1970 at 1865 Broadway in Cape Girardeau.

The photograph was taken for the Southeast Missourian Achievement Edition published Feb. 27, 1971.

Regular gasoline was 24.9 cents and ethyl was 26.9 cents per gallon.

Using the Consumer Price Index, the price of regular gasoline in 1970 had the same buying power as $1.52 in 2015.

The location is presently Zoi's Gyros Corner.

In this previous blog, another Derby gas station was photographed by G.D. Fronabarger a few years earlier. The gas price was a little higher.

Saveway Oil makeover

More gas station blogs:

25-cent gasoline?


Southern Oil on Morgan Oak

Sinclair station on Highway 61

Haman Service Station


View 1 comment or respond
Community discussion is important, and we encourage you to participate as a reader and commenter. Click here to see our Guidelines. We also encourage registered users to let us know if they see something inappropriate on our site. You can do that by clicking "Report Comment" below.
  • And don't forget, they gave stamps to collect for gifts.

    -- Posted by JungleJim on Thu, Dec 24, 2015, at 9:08 PM