California Autos Examiner

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Today In History: The First Drive-In Service Station

December 1, 1913

Before Gulf Refining Company opened this drive-in facility in Pittsburgh automobile drivers had to visit a general or hardware store, or even blacksmith shop, in order to fill up their tanks. The Gulf station also sold commercial road maps and offered free air and water.

Source: Explore PA History

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