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

Ida Tarbell

 
 
Ida Tarbell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, May 4, 2019
1. Ida Tarbell Marker
Inscription.  
Ida Tarbell was one of the most famous investigative journalists in American history. She was raised in Titusville during the oil boom. Her father, Franklin Tarbell, was an oil producer and investor.

In 1872, she witnessed the destruction of her father's work when John D. Rockefeller forced small producers out of business during the "Cleveland Massacre."

Ida Tarbell graduated from Allegheny College in 1880 and in 1904, successfully exposed Standard Oil's conspiracy against small businesses and illegal monopoly through her work, The History of the Standard Oil Company. She is credited with influencing the breakup of Standard Oil in 1911.

Her childhood home at 324 East Main Street is maintained as an historic site.
 
Location. 41° 37.098′ N, 79° 40.271′ W. Marker is in Titusville, Pennsylvania, in Crawford County. Marker is on Pennsylvania Route 8, on the right when traveling north. At the Titusville line marker. 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. Standard Oil Company (here, next to this marker); Atlantic Motor Oil
Ida Tarbell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, May 4, 2019
2. Ida Tarbell Marker
Marker is behind the gas station on the left end of fence
(here, next to this marker); John Heisman (here, next to this marker); Tidewater (here, next to this marker); Oil Creek (here, next to this marker); Amalie (a few steps from this marker); Wolf's Head Oils and Lubes (a few steps from this marker); Valvoline (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Titusville.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Woman Who Took On Standard Oil. (Submitted on May 9, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
2. Ida Tarbell (Wikipedia). (Submitted on May 9, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
3. The American Experience - The Rockefellers. (Submitted on May 9, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
 
Additional keywords. Journalism Muckraking Anti-monopoly
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicIndustry & CommerceWomen
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on May 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 9, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 103 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 9, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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