The Gas Lights

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The streets of Carrollton, on Thursday night, were, for the first time, lighted with gasoline. The Town Trustees have obtained sixteen lamps for the town, which have been placed at the most important places.  We can now bid defiance to the loose bricks of the pavement - where there is any pavement - to the ploughs, wagons, boxes, and other loose articles, which so often obstruct the sidewalk, and which during the dark nights of the “darkage” of Carrollton, were so dangerous to the traveler.

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from the Carrollton Democrat, June 19, 1869