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Early Drilling sites were often randomly...
Pioneer Run Creek, Titusville, Pennsylvania, 1865.
Around 1865, the demand for land caused the...
The Mechanisms of Oil Wells
This photograph and diagram from the late...
A lack of knowledge about geology led oil...
The technology to store and transport oil...
Early oil fields had storage tanks and company...
The switch to iron storage tanks did not...
Although assumed to be a common occurrence,...
Pithole City's Beginnings
Pithole City was typical of many towns that...
A view of Pithole from First Street, looking...
As the supply of oil began to dry up, Pithole's...
By 1870 Pithole was all but deserted, and...
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