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Galena-Signal Oil Company

 
 
Galena-Signal Oil Company Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, May 30, 2011
1. Galena-Signal Oil Company Marker
Inscription.  
Founded 1865. Under the leadership of Charles Miller and Joseph Sibley, it produced high-quality lubricants used by most United States railroads. Purchased 1878 by John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil, which used Galena-Signal products to gain dominance over area railroads and a virtual monopoly of the United States oil industry. Independent after the breakup of Standard Oil in 1911. Absorbed 1931 by Valvoline. Headquarters located here from 1901-1931.
 
Erected 1999 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1865.
 
Location. 41° 23.783′ N, 79° 49.63′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Pennsylvania, in Venango County. Marker is at the intersection of Liberty Street (Pennsylvania Route 8) and South Park Street, on the right when traveling north on Liberty Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Franklin PA 16323, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Venango County Vietnam Veterans Honor Roll (within shouting distance of this marker); George Bissell (within shouting distance of this marker); Venango County Civil War Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Venango County (about 400 feet away); World War I Veterans Memorial (about 400 feet away); Venango County Courthouse (about 400 feet away); World War I Memorial (about 400 feet away); Brigadier General Alfred B. McCalmont (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
Also see . . .
1. Galena-Signal Oil Company Headquarters. Society of Architectural Historians website entry (Submitted on June 14, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. Joseph Crocker Sibley. Find A Grave website entry (Submitted on June 1, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

3. Galena-Signal Oil Company - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAhistory.com (Submitted on June 7, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 
 
Galena-Signal Oil Company Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, May 30, 2011
2. Galena-Signal Oil Company Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 14, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 31, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,077 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 31, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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