Natural Gas – 100 Years Ago Today, April 14, 1923!
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Natural gas news from a hundred years ago offers great perspective for discussing one of the cleanest sources of energy available then and still today.
I thought it might be fun and illuminating to look back 100 years ago at what was happening with natural gas. It is eye opening, given all we’ve learned over the last century. There is, indeed, little new under the sun, as our stories repeatedly demonstrate. Natural Gas – 100 Years Ago Today, March 31, 1923.
There is, indeed, little new under the sun, as our stories repeatedly demonstrate. Natural Gas – 100 Years Ago Today, April 14, 1923. Read our 100-year old news items on the subjects of natural gas on the way to LA, organic and renewable natural gas, natural gas that makes no dirt and Kansas great and getting an extra hour of sleep.
Gas on the Way to LA!
This is from the era before California went off the rails!
14 Apr 1914, Tue The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, California) Newspapers.com
There are natural gas wells within the City of Los Angeles yet today, of course, but the state’s pols want nothing to do with the progress that created the golden goose they’re now slaughtering.
So, Natural Gas Is Organic and Renewable, Then?
The origin of natural gas is hardly a secret today. It starts with the sun, as do all energy resources.
14 Apr 1914, Tue The Iola Register (Iola, Kansas) Newspapers.com
And, CO2 is no pollutant. It is the basis of all life as we know it.
No, Natural Gas Makes No Dirt!
This is one terrific ad and slogan, isn’t it?
14 Apr 1914, Tue The Lexington Herald (Lexington, Kentucky) Newspapers.com
Let’s stick with it, because it’s undeniably true; natural gas makes no dirt!
Natural Gas and Oil Make Kansas Great!
“Oil and natural gas abound…”
14 Apr 1914, Tue The Evening Republican (Meadville, Pennsylvania) Newspapers.com
Well, natural gas was extraordinary and remains so!
14 Apr 1914, Tue The Call-Leader (Elwood, Indiana) Newspapers.com
Note the line about natural gas compared to coal toward the bottom of the ad, too! An extra hour of sleep!
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