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Gas pipeline in Chicago from 1859 gets a retirement party

By the Chicago Tribune

Jul 01, 2019

It was no ordinary retirement party Friday morning at Hubbard and Orleans streets in River North.

A small crowd gathered as a flatbed truck carefully backed into position next to a cavernous hole in the ground that revealed the retiree: a 17-foot-long piece of cast-iron pipe, believed to be the oldest natural gas pipe in the city of Chicago. The pipe was in operation from 1859 until just last week.

Read the full story, "Oldest gas pipeline in Chicago, from before Great Fire, gets a retirement party," at chicagotribune.com. 

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