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The Bowling Green Refining Company: Makers of "Kentucky Maid" Gasoline
Landmark Report (1998)
  • Lynn E. Niedermeier, Western Kentucky University
In 1931, Depression-struck oil producers in Warren, Simpson and Allen Counties created the Bowling Green Refining Company to convert local crude into gasoline. With a daily capacity of 1,500 barrels, the company produced its brand of "Kentucky Maid" gasoline at a forty-acre facility near Memphis Junction. Service stations throughout the area sold Kentucky Maid until 1936, when supply problems forced the company into liquidation.
Publication Date
June, 1998
Publisher Statement
Adapted with permission from Landmark Report, June 1998.
Citation Information
Lynn E. Niedermeier. "The Bowling Green Refining Company: Makers of "Kentucky Maid" Gasoline" Landmark Report (1998)
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