Grantsville to Get Gas in 1898

(03/27/2001)

Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 11/15/1898.

At a meeting of the Town Council last Friday morning, the Mayor, Recorder and all five Councilmen being present, it was agreed that R.N. Miles should have the franchise for laying a pipe line to and through town for the purpose of furnishing natural gas, conditioned substantially as follows: That the said Miles is to furnish gas to light the streets free of charge; and further, that he is to begin the actual laying of the line in twenty days and complete the line within sixty days from this date. He is to furnish cheaper fuel and lights than any other town or city, in the state and the price to be regulated by council. Miles now has the gas and having shown himself to be a hustler and disposed to carry out his agreement, the work will be completed within the time specified. We understand the material is already loaded and on its way here. Hurrah for us! Some of these backwood counties will soon be objects of pity. Time, patience and perseverance will accomplish much. So, ere long, this town and community will be reaping the goal of Mile's ambition.


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