The kerosene oil industry in the United States dates back to about the year 1850, although evidences are found in the oil producing regions of Pennsylvania which indicate that the existence of the oil was known long before that date.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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"Illuminating Power of Kerosenes Used in Iowa,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 21(1), 241-254.
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