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Titusville in Crawford County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Spindletop

 
 
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By Steve Stoessel, May 4, 2019
1. Spindletop Marker
Inscription.  
Anthony F. Lucas began drilling a salt dome well with the Gladys City Company near Beaumont, Texas in 1899.

When Lucas and his company ran out of money, John H. Galey and James M. Guffey, financed Lucas and formed a partnership named J.M. Guffey Co.

They struck oil on January 10, 1901, creating the great gusher on Spindletop known as the Lucas Well.

John H. Galey began his oil career at historic Pithole (12 miles from Titusville) in 1865 where he drilled the Maple Shade Gusher.

Both Galey and Guffey in the early 1870's worked as agents for the Titusville oil country supply firm of Gibbs & Sterrett.

Their work at Spindletop resulted in the formation of the Gulf Oil Company.

Texaco was also formed as a result of the success as Spindletop
 
Location. 41° 37.087′ N, 79° 40.271′ W. Marker is in Titusville, Pennsylvania, in Crawford County. Marker is on Smock Road (Pennsylvania Route 8), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Titusville PA 16354, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gulf (here, next to this marker); Union 76 Gasoline
A company formed from Spindletop image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, May 4, 2019
2. A company formed from Spindletop
(here, next to this marker); Texaco (here, next to this marker); Sun Oil Co./Sunoco (here, next to this marker); Pennzoil & South Penn (here, next to this marker); Exxon (here, next to this marker); Drake Well (here, next to this marker); Sterling Oil (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Titusville.
 
Additional keywords. Petroleum
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Another company from Spindletop image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, May 4, 2019
3. Another company from Spindletop
Spindletop Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, May 4, 2019
4. Spindletop Marker
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 15, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 15, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 99 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 15, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
 
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