Natural Gas – 100 Years Ago Today, February 24, 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, February 17, 1923. Read our 100-year old news items on the subjects of drilling deep holes, jewels, ranges, ropers, taxes, coupes and lots of money!
Deepest Hole Ever!
It was deep indeed, but there was a price to pay:
04 Feb 1923, Sun The Times (Shreveport, Louisiana) Newspapers.com
Note that it took almost three years to drill the well due to a lack of cable and three months to get down most of the way. Now, it’s a matter of days.
The Tax Man Cometh!
Some things never change…
04 Feb 1923, Sun The Billings Gazette (Billings, Montana) Newspapers.com
Death and taxes; the two certainties and natural gas always an easy target.
A Pageant of Progress
Jewels, ranges and ropers; what more could you want from natural gas
04 Feb 1923, Sun The Lima News (Lima, Ohio) Newspapers.com
Send me a Roper!
Or, Maybe A Maxwell Coupe?
And, it effectively ran on natural gas!
04 Feb 1923, Sun The Tacoma Daily Ledger (Tacoma, Washington) Newspapers.com
Don’t you love the boldness of the way the press celebrated success back in the day?
That’s A Lot of Money!
04 Feb 1923, Sun The Wichita Beacon (Wichita, Kansas) Newspapers.com
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