Out of Print.
New old stock.
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;
Charles Nelson Tripp;
Paris International Exhibition;
The First Oil Well;
James Miller Williams Jigging Down;
Hugh Nixon Shaw;
John Henry Fairbank;
Canadian Oil Association;
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;
The Petrolia Assemblies;
Petrolia Family Politics;
Foreign Drillers and Imperial Dreams;
Founding Imperial Oil Company;
The Oil Exchange;
William McGarvey in Galicia;
Death of the Fathers;
Standard Oil Raids;
and The End of an Era