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Have an artifact, a collections of papers, photos, or other petroleum-related material that should be preserved. Local museums and county historical societies are a good place to start.

The American Oil & Gas Historical Society’s Oil Families page offers several examples and suggestions. Community museums preserve the many personal and professional stories of U.S. petroleum history.

Historic Tanker Memorabilia

My father spent his working life with Lone Star Gas, he is gone many years now I am getting on. Going through a few of his things. A little book made up that he received when he & my mother attended the commissioning of the Natalie O. Warren Propane Tanker. I am wondering if it is of any value to anyone. Or any museum. – Bill

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Live elephant advertising, Skelly Oil

My grandfather owned a Skelly service station in Sidney, Iowa in the 1930s and 1940s. I have a photo of him with an elephant in front of the station. I recall reading somewhere that Skelly had this elephant touring from station to station as an advertising stunt. Does anyone have any more history on the live elephant tour for Skelly Oil? I’d love to find out more. — Thanks, Jeff

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