Road trip from 1924 family diary: part 3/4

Annie kept track of what they spent for gasoline on the trip – the totals for their fill-ups were less than what we spend today per gallon! Though the prices seem low when looking back, notice how at times they were paying more than double for a gallon what they had just days before. Note that the Lincoln Highway fill-ups run between Chicago and Salt Lake City.

Click to see larger: Another photo from the 1924 trip with a notation of “1000 miles.” From left is Pearl, Annie, and perhaps Mrs. O’Leary. Steve says “Annie speaks of the O’Learys in the journal. I really don’t know who they were except to know Mr. O’Leary worked with Elmer [logging] in the woods and they went at least part way with them on this trip.”

Gas Bill
Bathurst, N.B. 5 gal. $2.00
Camp’ton, ” 5 gal. $1.80
AMQUI, PO (?) 6 gal $2.25
RIMOUSKI, ” 5 gal. $1.88
Nereville, ” 7 gal. $2.70
Trois Rivieres, ” 5 gal. $2.00
St. Anne deBellevue, ” 5 gal. $1.80
Lancaster, Ont. 5 gal. $1.88
GANONOQUE, ” 9 gal. $3.05
Bowmanville, ” 7 gal. $2.25
London, ” 8 gal. $1.60
Melbourne, ” 5 gal. $1.40
Detroit, Mich. 12 gal. $2.26 ($.1883/gal)
Marshall, ” 8 gal. $1.48
Chicago, Ill. 5 gal. $0.93 ($.186/gal)
DeKalb, ” 10 gal. $1.84
Clinton, Ia. 5 gal. $0.93
Lowden, ” 10 gal. $1.40 ($.14/gal.)
Marshalltown, ” 7 gal. $1.12 ($.16/gal.)
GLIDDEN ” 5 gal. $0.83
_____________ $0.83 [Repeat of above ??]
_______________ 9 gal. $0.99 ($.11/gal.)
____________, Neb. 7 gal. $1.12
Am. Creek, ” 10 gal. $1.70
Chappell, ” 10 gal. $1.98
Ogalalla, ” 5 gal. $0.90
Cheyenne, Wyo. 10 gal. $2.05
Granite Canyon, ” 3 gal. $0.75
Laramie, Wyo. 3 gal. $0.66 ($.22/gal)
Rawlins, ” 5 gal. $1.20
Rock Springs, ” 10 gal. $2.50
Evanston, ” 7 gal. $2.16 ($.30857/gal)
Salt Lake City, Utah 8 gal. $1.92 ($.24/gal)
Pocatello, Ida. 5 gal. $1.25 ($.25/gal)
Burley, ” 8 gal. $2.05 ($.25625/gal)
Glenns Ferry, ” 7 gal. $1.85
Boise, ” 8 gal. $2.00
Huntington, Ore. 3 gal. $0.56
Baker, ” 4 gal. $1.08
Pendleton, ” 5 gal. $1.25 ($.25/gal.)
(Total $69.35)

TUESDAY: Epilog

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