Fred Brieske began his protest over the gasoline shortage on May 5, 1979, the day after he spent four hours waiting in line to buy gas during the 1979 crisis.
Fred Brieske began his protest over the gasoline shortage on May 5, 1979, the day after he spent four hours waiting in line to buy gas during the 1979 crisis. File Telegram-Tribune
Fred Brieske began his protest over the gasoline shortage on May 5, 1979, the day after he spent four hours waiting in line to buy gas during the 1979 crisis. File Telegram-Tribune

1979 gas crisis brought long lines, short tempers and one creative protest on wheels

January 19, 2018 01:07 PM

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