During the past decade no geological question has awakened more popular interest than that of the possibility of finding natural gas and petrolium within the limits of the State. In a number of places shallow borings have yielded from time to time sufficient quantities of natural gas for local use. At some of these places the citizens are kept constantly in a feverish state of expectancy which is ever ready to burst beyond all reasonable bound at the slightest provocation. There is scarcely a county in the State where the problem has not been agitated to a greater or less extent. Some have even gone to considerable expense in testing but without success.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Sciences
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Keyes, Charles Rollin
"Natural Gas and Oil in Iowa,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 1(Pt. 3), 15-18.
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