Falls Fuel: Full Service Gas and Oil Exhibit at the Old Courthouse Museum

When:


8:00 AM

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Admission:

Free

Location:

Old Courthouse Museum
200 West 6th Street Sioux Falls SD

Organized By:

Adam Nelson

     Petroleum has been a daily part of American life since crude oil was refined into kerosene for lamps to light homes during the 19th century. Often called Black Gold, petroleum is used today to make many everyday items such as plastics, cosmetics, tires, and of course gasoline.

     Gasoline was once just a by-product in the production of kerosene, but after the automobile became popular in the early 1900s, the demand for gasoline skyrocketed. Over time, gas station design in the United States evolved with changes in drivers, cars, and cities. What once began as a hardware store clerk filling a bucket of gas and bringing it to the car parked at the curb, soon became the gas station we know today.

Old Courthouse Museum

200 West 6th Street Sioux Falls SD