Oil Derricks near Lamartine, PA, circa 1865.
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A group of men and women pose within the fenced perimeter of a back yard. Directly behind the fence is a tall oil derrick. More men have climbed the derrick and are posing at varying heights.

Credit: Courtesy the Pennsylvania State Archives.

Townspeople pose next to an oil derrick near Lamartine, Pennsylvania. The heyday for the oilfields of northwestern Pennsylvania lasted from 1859 to 1873.

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