Pithole

Pennsylvania’s oil boom began in Venango County, one-half mile south of Titusville, late in the afternoon ¬≠of Saturday, August 27, 1859, when Edwin L. Drake (1819-1880) perfected a way to drill for oil and extract it horn the ground. Initially, production was centered in the valleys of Oil Creek and the Allegheny River. In 1865, Isaiah N. Frazier and James Faulkner, employees of a nearby...
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