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Oil Springs Indian Reservation in Allegany County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

1627 Seneca Oil Spring 1927

 
 
1627 Seneca Oil Spring 1927 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 19, 2015
1. 1627 Seneca Oil Spring 1927 Marker
Inscription.
1627 Seneca Oil Spring 1927

Forms the first chapter in the development of the petroleum industry in America - a gigantic world enterprise transforming modern life.
1627 Oil in American continent first recorded in this region by the Franciscan Friar, Joseph de La Roche D'Allion.
1656 Spring mentioned by the Jesuit Father, Paul le Jeune.
1721 Prior to this year, spring visited by Joncaire the Elder.
1767 Oil from this spring sent to Sir William Johnson as a cure for his wounds.
1797 Spring permanently reserved by Indians in Treaty of Big Tree.
1833 Description of Spring by Professor Benjamin Silliman of Yale Univerity.

Erected as a tercentenary memorial on July 23, 1927 by the University of the State of New York and the N.Y. State Oil Producers Association.
 
Erected 1927 by University of the State of New York and the N.Y. State Oil Producers Association.
 
Location. 42° 13.888′ N, 78° 18.394′ W. Marker is in Oil Springs Indian Reservation, New York, in Allegany County. Marker is on Oil Springs Road mile east of Cuba Lake Road (County Route 50), on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at the east end of the clearing in Allegany County Historical
Allegany County Historical Society Seneca Oil Spring Park Sign image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 19, 2015
2. Allegany County Historical Society Seneca Oil Spring Park Sign
First, click on the Seneca Oil Spring on the nearby markers list to see the intersection of NY 446 and County Road 50. Going north on County Road 50, and into the Oil Springs Indian Reservation, you will find this sign and Oil Springs Road between stone pillars.
Seneca Oil Spring Park. It is accessed from Cattaraugus County Road 50 and then Oil Springs Road, which terminates at the parking area. From the parking area, cross the pedestrian bridge over the Cuba Lake Outlet to the spring and marker. Marker is in this post office area: Cuba NY 14727, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Seneca Oil Spring (approx. one mile away); Dedicated to All Veterans (approx. 1.8 miles away); Hanging Bog (approx. 5.9 miles away); Early School (approx. 6 miles away); Cadiz Cemetery (approx. 10.2 miles away); Cadiz (approx. 10.2 miles away); Franklinville Veterans Memorial (approx. 10.6 miles away); Peter T. Tenbroeck (approx. 11.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Oil Springs Reservation - Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 1, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Joseph de La Roche Daillion - Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 1, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
3. Paul Le Jeune - Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 1, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
4. Sir William Johnson - Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 1, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
5. Benjamin Silliman - Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 1, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
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Stone Pillars and Sign image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 19, 2015
3. Stone Pillars and Sign
Tablet on North Pillar image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 19, 2015
4. Tablet on North Pillar
"-1627- Seneca Oil Spring - First Oil Found in America"
Tablet on South Pillar image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 19, 2015
5. Tablet on South Pillar
"-1927- Memorial erected by oil men - Spring & Boulder 1200 feet east."
Pedestrian Bridge to Marker & Spring image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 19, 2015
6. Pedestrian Bridge to Marker & Spring
Oil Springs Road bends right (south) at the pedestrian bridge, and becomes a parking area. Cross the bridge to the Marker and Spring.
Spring & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 19, 2015
7. Spring & Marker
Both are fenced.
Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 19, 2015
8. Marker
Oil Spring image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 19, 2015
9. Oil Spring
Oil Spring image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 19, 2015
10. Oil Spring
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 229 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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