December 1, 1942 Gas Rationing

Gas Ration Card Sample

Gas Ration Card Sample

Just read this article about gasoline rationing on and thought it was interesting enough to post here.

Now, I wasn’t around in 1942 so this information is new and interesting to me.  Just wondering if anyone experienced this rationing around Juniata County.  If so, would you be interested in posting photos and/or stories of how you handled the situation.

I’d be especially curious to see if there were any “behind-the-scenes” tactics used if you were in need of gasoline (borrowing other people’s ration cards, verbal agreements for gas locally, even secret gas-ration-card black markets and/or counterfeit cards).  I think it’s safe to say that you’re safe to disclose this information.  🙂


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