Rivers of Oil: The Founding of North America’s Petroleum Industry


An interesting look at the early days of north american petroleum drilling.

Illustrated with black and white photographs, maps and line drawings.

Topics covered include:
The Hard Oilers of Enniskillen: A Brief History of Oil;
Gum Beds;
Charles Nelson Tripp;
Paris International Exhibition;
The First Oil Well;
James Miller Williams Jigging Down;
Hugh Nixon Shaw;
John Henry Fairbank;
Wild Wells;
Race Riot;
Canadian Oil Association;
Royal Honours;
Old Fairbank;
Drilling and Refining Technology;
Jake Englehart and William H. McGarvey;
The Return of Charles Nelson Tripp;
Boom and Bust. The Oil Barons of Petrolia: The Petrolia Discovery;
Vantuyl and Fairbank and Vaughn;
Harry Prince;
The Petrolia Assemblies;
Corporate Ventures;
Petrolia Family Politics;
Foreign Drillers and Imperial Dreams;
Founding Imperial Oil Company;
The Oil Exchange;
William McGarvey in Galicia;
Imperial Success;
Baronial Buildings;
Death of the Fathers;
Standard Oil Raids;
Royal Petrolian;
Standard Takeover;
Ghost Town;
Englehart’s Railway;
and The End of an Era

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SKU: 9781550820881 Category:


Hope Morritt
254 pages

Out of Print.
New old stock.

Additional information

Weight 0.5 kg
Dimensions 21 × 25 × 1.3 cm


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