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Oil History Bibliography

Beers, F. W. with A. D. Ellis and G. G. Soule, “Atlas of the Oil Region of Pennsylvania”, New York, NY, 1865. Reprinted.

Boyle, Patrick C., “The Derrick’s Hand-Book of Petroleum, Vol. I”, Oil City, PA, The Derrick Publishing Company, 1898.

Boyle, Patrick C., “The Derrick’s Hand-Book of Petroleum, Vol. II”, Oil City, PA, The Derrick Publishing Company, 1900.

Brice, William R., Myth, Legend, Reality; Edwin Laurentine Drake and the Early Oil Industry, Oil City, PA, Oil Region Alliance of Business, Industry & Tourism, 2009.

Brown, George W., “Oil Times in Oildom”, Oil City, PA, The Derrick, 1911.

Cone, Andrew and Johns, Walter R., “Petrolia”, New York, NY, D. Appleton and Company, 1870.

Caldwell, J. A., “History of Venango County, Pennsylvania”, Columbus, OH, 1879.

Darrah, William C., “Pithole The Vanished City”, Gettysburg, PA, 1972. Reprinted.

Eaton, Rev. S. J. M., “Petroleum”, Philidelphia, PA, J. P. Skelley & Company, 1866. Reprinted 1984, Venango County Historical Society.

Giddens, Paul H., “The Birth of the Oil Industry”, New York, NY, MacMillan Co., 1938.

Giddens, Paul H., “Pennsylvania Petroleum”, Harrisburg, PA, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 1947.

Giddens, Paul H., “Early Days of Oil”, Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press, 1948. Reprinted.

Hardwicke, Robert E. “The Oilman's Barrel”. Norman, Oklahoma, University of Oklahoma Press, 1958.

Henry, J. T., “The Early and Later History of Petroleum”, New York, NY, 1873. Reprinted.

Hidy, Ralph and Hidy, Muriel, “Pioneering in Big Business”, New York, NY, 1955.

“History of Venango County, Pennsylvania, Vol. I & II”, Chicago, IL, Brown, Runk and Company, 1890. Reprinted 1984, Venango County Historical Society.

“Hodgman’s Gazetter & Business Directory of the Oil Regions”, Pittsburgh, PA, 1869.

Huff, Eileene Russell, "Lakes of Oil, Ben Russell's Rare Photo Record of an Early-Day Oklahoma Oil Boom", New Forums, Stillwater, 2006.

McElwee, Neil J., “Oil Creek…The Beginning”, Oil City, PA, Oil Creek Press, 2001.

McElwee, Neil J., “Standard Oil Co. Men in the Early Oil Region”, Oil City, PA, Oil Creek Press, 2006.

McElwee, Neil J., “The National Transit Co., Standard Oil’s Great Pipeline Company”, Oil City, PA, Oil Creek Press, 2007.

McKain, David L. and Allen, Bernard L., "Where It All Began, the Story of the People and Places Where Oil and Gas Industry Began - West Virginia and Southeastern Ohio", Part One, Parkersburg, 1994.

McLaurin, John J., “Sketches In Crude Oil”, Harrisburg, PA 1896, 1898, 1902. Reprinted.

Michener, Carolee K., “Franklin, A Place in History”, Franklin, PA, Franklin Bicentennial Committee, 1995.

Michener, Carolee K., “Oil, Oil, Oil!”, Franklin, PA, Venango County Historical Society, 1997.

Miner, Craig, "Discovery! Cycles of Change in the Kansas Oil & Gas Industry, 1860-1987", KIOGA, Wichita, 1987.

Morris, Edmond, “Derrick and Drill”, New York, NY, James Miller, 1865.

Nevin, Allan, “John D. Rockefeller, Vol. I & II”, Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York, NY, 1940.

Nevin, Allan, “Study in Power, John D. Rockefeller, Vol. I & II”, Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York, NY, 1953.

Newton, J. H., “History of Venango County”, Columbus, OH, 1879.

Rev. J. N. Fradenburgh, D.D.L.L.D., “In Memoriam - Henry Harrison Cumings, Charlotte J. Cumings”, Oil City, PA, The Derrick Publishing Company, 1913.

Rowe, Melodia B., “Captian Jones”, Hamilton, OH, Grace E. Jones Stewart, 1942.

Ross, Phillip W., "Allegheny Oil - The Historic Petroleum Industry on the Allegheny National Forest", Institute for the History of Technology and Industrial Archeology - West Virginia University, USDA, Allegheny National Forest Heritage Publication No. 1, April 1996.

Smiley, Alfred Wilson, “A Few Scraps, Oily and Otherwise”, Oil City, PA, The Derrick, 1907. Reprinted.

Steele, John W., “Coal Oil Johnny, His Book”, Franklin, PA, Evening News, 1902. Reprinted.

Tennet, J. C., “The Oil Scouts”, Oil City, PA, The Derrick Publishing Company, 1915. Reprinted 1986, Appalachian Oil Scouts.

“Souvenir of the Oil City Derrick, Oil City, Pennsylvania, 1896”, Oil City, PA, The Derrick Publishing Company, 1896. Reprinted.

Waples, David A., “The Natural Gas Industry in Appalachia: A History from the First Discovery to the Maturity of the Industry”, McFarland Publishing Company, 2005.

Welsh, Louise; Townes, Willa Mae and Morris, John W., "A History of the Greater Seminole Oil Field", Oklohoma Heritage Association, Oklahoma City, 1981.

Whiteshot, Charles A., “The Oil Well Driller”, Morgantown, WV, Acme Publishing Co., 1905.

Williamson, Harold and Daum, Arnold R., “The American Petroleum Industry, Age of Illumination 1859-1899”, Evanston, Northwestern University Press, 1959.

Williamson, Harold F., Ralph L. Andreano, Arnold R. Daum and Gilbert C. Klose, “The American Petroleum Industry, Age of Energy 1899-1959”, Evanston, Northwestern University Press, 1959.

Wright, William, “The Oil Regions of Pennsylvania”, New York, NY, Harper and Brothers, 1865.