Thursday, October 6, 2016

On This Date in Minnesota History: October 6

October 6, 1910 – While drilling a well on the premises of Carl Lundberg in Pelican Rapids today, natural gas was struck at a depth of 100 feet. Gas comes with considerable force and burns freely when a match is applied, the blaze rising to a height of several feet.

Similar gas was found on the Brunk farm, five miles from the village, a few years ago, but little attention was paid to it.

The latest discovery indicates that the supply underlies a wide territory and business men are very much interested.

The Minneapolis Morning Tribune; “Gas On Farm In Minnesota. Good Flow Struck in Pelican Rapids—Big Supply Indicated.”; Oct. 7, 1910; p. 2.


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