Bridge at Oil City, PA

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Title

Bridge at Oil City, PA

Description

At the mouth of Oil Creeks, spectators watch rafts that have made it downstream after a so-called "pond fresh." The creek was too shallow for navigation much of the year, so dams held water then released it all at once--a chaotic process that often resulted in capsized rafts, and perhaps 20,000 barrels of oil transported to the Oil City port.

Publisher

Gillelen, F. M. L.

Date

1864

Contributor

Cooper, Ken

Source

F.M.L. Gillelen, "The Oil Regions of Pennsylvania: With Maps and Charts of Oil Creek, Allegheny River, Etc." (Pittsburgh, PA: Hunt, 1864)

Library of Congress / Internet Archive

Format

jpeg, 2 MB

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Book engraving

Physical Dimensions

5 x 9 in.