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Description: Hartselle - Full Particulars of Natural Gas StrikeDate: July 21 1887
Newspaper published in: Hartselle, AL
Source: Madison Co., AL Library
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Full Particulars of the Natural Gas Strike.
Hope Entertained That Not Only
Gas but Oil Will be Found.
Special to the Montgomery Dispatch.
HARTSELLE, ALA., July 16.—There has been for the past three months a good deal of interest manifested in the oil and gas development at this place. The Decatur oil and Gas Company, composed of prominent citizens of Decatur and Hartselle, was organized for the development of this field. The officers of the company are as follows:
A. F. Muray, president.
E. J. Oden, secretary.
H. B. Bond, treasurer.
They are splendid business men and are well known in the business world, and when the company was organized and these officers were elected the people were inspired with confidence that the development would be made at once and sure enough it is. The company has 15,000 to 20,000 acres of land leased under very favorable terms. The work of development tis under the direction of Mr. W. B. Strubbe, an experience expert in the fields of Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Tennessee.
Among the many prominent men here yesterday was Major E. C. Gordon, president, Judge H. C. Bond, general manager, Dr. W. E. Forest, secretary of the Decatur L. I. and F. company of Decatur; besides these gentlemen there was a large number of others from Decatur, St. Louis, Louisville, Nashville and other points.