Old Photo - Visiting A Fort Collins Oil Well - 1924

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Monday, November 23, 2015 - 12:27 pm:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ken Kopsky, Lytle TX on Monday, November 23, 2015 - 01:54 pm:

This story was dated July, 23rd. I wonder if it's related? Seems they had problems with gas well fires back then.


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FORT COLLINS EXPRESS-COURIER (7/23/1924 page 1)

A 2nd BIG GAS WELL (on Mitchell ranch in Larimer County) caught fire 4 days after it first blew--it had not been properly capped. Spark from a rock reportedly started it. One man was seriously burned, others were only slightly injured. It had been throwing 82 million cubic feet of gas daily, burned for a month until nitro charge put it out. It was finally capped 2 weeks later.




(Message edited by ccwken on November 23, 2015)


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