2-6-13 Early Files

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80 years ago
Jan. 27, 1933
Gas found on farm

A gas well, said to run 1,000,000 cubic feet per day, was struck Tuesday on the farm of Gabe C. Russell, just off the Calvary Pike about three miles from town, by Fisher Brothers and Cooper, which has been drilling on the site for the past two weeks. According to S. Nolan Fisher, the gas is not a sulphur gas but a sweet gas which is most suitable for commercial use. He stated that large areas near Lebanon and Raywick had been leased and extensive drilling operations will soon be begun. According to the drillers, the well struck Tuesday is ample to supply Lebanon with gas at present but no attempt will be made to pipe it to town until at least two other wells were brought in.

60 years ago
Jan. 30, 1953
New store opening

The Farm and Home Supply Company, formerly conducted at Bradfordsville, but for the past five years a Bloomfield establishment, has leased the Kingan Building on Main Street here for Ralph Williams and will open a store in the location about the middle of February. The new store will handle a full line of household furniture, furnishings, appliances, wallpaper and related merchandise, and will open with a complete new stock. Mr. C.W. Haggard will be the proprietor of the business and Louis Van Dyke will be assisting as a salesman.

45 years ago
Feb. 1, 1968
Army medal to local GI

Pvt. Jerry W. Murrell, U.S. Army, son of Mrs. Fannie Murrell, Lebanon, was awarded the Army Commendation Medal for “meritorious achievement on the night of Oct. 31, 1967, during a disastrous fire that completely destroyed a section of the city of Korat, Thailand.”

30 years ago
Feb. 2, 1983
L & N gives land

L & N Railroad Co. will give the city and county government approximately one acre of land the L & N owns in Lebanon and that property will become the site of a joint city-county emergency services shelter.
Mayor Maurice Spalding at Monday night’s Lebanon/Marion County Chamber of Commerce banquet told the crowd that L & N will soon give the city and county a check for $15,000. That money will be used to purchase the property from the railroad company.

20 years ago
Feb. 3, 1993
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