Whale oil or hog fat?  The sustainable energy debate of the 1820s…

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SOURCE: As told in The Story of the Hutchinsons Vol. I (John Hutchinson, 1896):

Most of the people in our region not having funds to purchase whale oil for illuminating purposes, resorted to the dipping of candles… [p.18 >>]

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