Pages from the Past - From our 135-year Archives for January 2, 2022

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Published Sunday, January 2, 2022

50 Years Ago

December 31, 1971

  • Effective January 1, Plateau Natural Gas Company will officially change its name to Peoples Natural Gas
  • Major credit for the bill just signed by President Nixon assuring teachers of retroactive pay for the "freeze" period must go to the nation's teachers and their professional education associations,
  • An oil-gas test being drilled southwest of Elk City, Oklahoma, when completed will be 28,000 feet down, in what oilmen call the Anadarko Basin.

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