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Library Advocates

Jul 27
What Can You Learn from a Bookmobile in an Oil Crisis?
In 1973, to protest United States support of Israel during the Yom Kippur War, the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries launched an oil embargo that led to widespread gasoline shortages in the U.S. and around the world. While many Americans waited in long lines at gas stations, or went without, others found less savory solutions. For months during the crisis, gasoline in the El Paso Public Library’s bookmobiles was siphoned and stolen in the night.
The story continues on District Dispatch.

What Can You Learn from a Bookmobile in an Oil Crisis?

In 1973, to protest United States support of Israel during the Yom Kippur War, the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries launched an oil embargo that led to widespread gasoline shortages in the U.S. and around the world. While many Americans waited in long lines at gas stations, or went without, others found less savory solutions. For months during the crisis, gasoline in the El Paso Public Library’s bookmobiles was siphoned and stolen in the night.

The story continues on District Dispatch.


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