Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Pennsylvania” in chapter 1 of Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 11.:
...t point, but I am quite sure that the popular light was known by the name of burning fluid.
Kerosene, which is a product of petroleum, did not come in until after the discovery of the oil fields in Pennsylvania ten years later.
There was, however, a fire department.
Not a paid department, but purely volunteer.
If I rightly remember, there were three companies, all friendly.
I do not recall their n...
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