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Jeffrey Kowalczyk and daughters Taylor and Brittany stop in Bridgeport to buy gas and have lunch on their way to Reno for Thanksgiving. Kowalczyk bought 27 gallons for his truck. (Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times)
Bridgeport restaurant owner Raymond Robles looks out at the Sierra. Both of the gas stations in town are charging more than $4 a gallon for self-serve regular. (Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times)
Albert Pegorare, in his Bridgeport market, talks about the trickle-down effect of high gas prices. He works seven days a week. (Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times)
Melinda Drake walks to the Bridgeport library with her dog, Pepper. (Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times)
An antique Ford tractor sits at the southern end of Bridgeport. (Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times)
Traffic is light at dusk in Bridgeport. (Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times)
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