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1973 oil embargo.......sometimes you waited in line only to find when you got to the pumps they had run out of gas.

In 1973 OAPEC nations imposed a oil embargo in response to the United States decision to assist the Israeli military. The resulting embargo left the states starved for fuel. Not only did snaking lines form for blocks to get to gas stations, but the fuel was rationed to only a certain amount per car. By February of 1974 20% of gas stations were dry

March 18 – Oil embargo crisis: Most OPEC nations end a 5-month oil embargo against the United States, Europe and Japan

President Jimmy Carter (1976-1981) created the Department of Energy in 1977 in response to the 1973 OPEC Oil Embargo. The agency's purpose is to establish a national energy policy with key goals of reducing dependence on imported oil and lessening the effect of carbon based fuels on the physical environment.

"Some Baby!" Shoes, 1973

loved that smell...

These were called "rain lamps" and they were popular in the 70s. saw in Italian restaurant