From our archives: Natural gas well drilled at newspaper’s behest
What we thought: 125 years ago
Note to readers – Sauk Valley Media reprints editorials from the past as a regular Monday feature. The following editorial appeared in the Sterling Gazette on Feb. 4, 1888.
The machinery of Mr. Hanes’ is here, and he and seven men are engaged in putting it in place; so that it may be said that work upon the natural gas well has begun.
It would be foolish for us to attempt to disguise our extreme gratification at the successful issue of this agitation.
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