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Linen Postcard. Original Drake. (First Oil Well) Drilled in 1859. Oil was Found at a Depth of 69 Feet, Titusville, Pa.
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Linen Postcard. Original Drake. (First Oil Well) Drilled in 1859. Oil was Found at a Depth of 69 Feet, Titusville, Pa.

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(000535) Linen Postcard. Original Drake. (First Oil Well) Drilled in 1859. Oil was Found at a Depth of 69 Feet, Titusville, Pa. Chicago, IL: Curt Teich & Co.. Very Good+. Unused. 90843-N. Very slight corner wear. Printed on back: Facts about Colonel Drake and the First Oil Well. Edwin L. Drake, born March 28, 1819 at Greenville, N.Y. Came to Titusville in 1858 to investigate stories of so- called rock oil. Breaks ground for drilling derrick on Brewer, Watson and Company sawmill tract on Oil Creek, just east of Titusville in May 1859. Oil pool struck at depth of sixty-nine and a half feet from surface on afternoon of August 27, 1859, and Colonel Drake's dream becomes a reality. First oil from Drake's well sold for one dollar a gallon but soon declined as more wells were drilled (Drake, Edwin L., Titusville, Pennsylvania)

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