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Henry Pope leases his farm in western Pennsylvania for oil exploration

First Oil Well, Titusville, Pennsylvania, 1859
11/19/1859
Henry Pope leased a portion of his farm three miles from Franklin in western Pennsylvania for oil exploration and drilling.  This became the famous Pope Oil Farm that yielded thousands of barrels of oil for the nascent petroleum industry over the next few years.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Alfred Russell Crum, A. S. Dungan, Romance of American Petroleum and Gas, Volume 1 (New York: Romance of Petroleum and Gas Co., 1911), 175-176.

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