Gasoline History

US 62 and Arkansas 1 in Piggott
Photo courtesy of H. B. Elkins (taken June 2001)

US 62 and Arkansas 1 begin their concurrence in Piggott, in the northeast part of the state near the Missouri Bootheel.

The photo of the gas station is, by now, of considerable historic interest. It's not just that it was a Texaco station (who knows what it is now). But look carefully at the prices: $1.39 per gallon for regular gasoline! This page was written in 2006 when the price would probably be at least double that amount.