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Business Directory of Pithole City, 1865-1866
BUSINESS DIRECTORY OF PITHOLE CITY, 1865-1866. Reprinted 2006 by Oil Region Alliance, Intro by Neil McElwee. The first directory of this area, it lists approximately 1,200 individuals and businesses in Pithole, and includes business advertisements of the time. It also contains listings for three smaller communities nearby: Balltown, Dawson Center and Prather City. In late 1865, Pithole was a hastily built boomtown of boarding houses, hotels, saloons, transient men and horses. Pithole was riding high on the crest of a great wave of oil production. In late 1865, when the editor of this directory compiled his listings, he could not have imagined the field's imminent collapse not long after, one that happened so quickly and completely. Fold-out map included. 61 pages, 5 x 8 Softbound.
Business Directory of Oil City & Venango City, 1866-1867
BUSINESS DIRECTORY OF OIL CITY & VENANGO CITY, 1866-1867. Reprinted 2006 by Oil Region Alliance, Intro by Neil McElwee. Oil City and Venango City, a smaller community across the Allegheny River, at this time were bustling Pennsylvania towns of mostly boatmen, boat builders, wharf masters and river pilots. This first directory published for this area lists names of approximately 1,900 businessmen, mechanics and laborers compiled from a general population estimated to be between 12,000 and 16,000 residents. These listings include occupations and addresses for virtually every name mentioned. The book also includes statistics and business advertisements.
Business Directory of Titusville & Oil Creek (1867) – Agent/Lant
BUSINESS DIRECTORY OF TITUSVILLE & OIL CREEK. 1867 (2006 Reprint) by H.H. Hunt Agent & J.H. Lant. First directory of this area lists businesses and individuals who lived in these oil boom cities circa 1865-1867. Advertisements, also included in this resource book, can give you a snapshot of the times. 160 pages, 5 x 8 Softbound
Petroleum and Petroleum Wells, 2nd Ed. - J.H.A. Bone
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A clear and systematic account of the origin, description, and history of petroleum in the United States.