Oil Creek drilling operation, ca 1864

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Title

Oil Creek drilling operation, ca 1864

Description

Hyde & Egbert Farm alongside the creek shows derricks, pipes leading to wooden tubs, and the many barrels required to transport oil downstream to Oil City on the Allegheny River. Farm was the location of the "Jersey," "Maple Shade," and "Coquet" wells.

Creator

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.