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    The 1979 gas crisis

    In 1979, many New Englanders decided to stay home instead of driving to a vacation spot. The energy crisis created much anxiety about the availability of gasoline. Drivers waited in long lines at gas stations hoping that the business would not run out of gas before they got to the pump, or worse -- their car run out while they waited in line. — Leanne Burden Seidel and Lisa Tuite