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Leidy in Clinton County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Leidy Natural Gas Boom

 
 
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By Jenn Wintermantel, May 27, 2013
1. Leidy Natural Gas Boom Marker
Inscription.  Against expert advice, Dorcie Calhoun drilled Leidy Township's first successful deep gas well about a quartermile south of here. On January 8, 1950, the well hit natural gas at a depth of 5,659 feet, and for a time it brought up an estimated 15 million cubic feet per day. This news attracted national attention, and within months more than 30 companies and independents were drilling here before production ceased.
 
Erected 1975 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1772.
 
Location. 41° 24.286′ N, 77° 55.343′ W. Marker is in Leidy, Pennsylvania, in Clinton County. Marker is at the intersection of Kettle Creek Road (Pennsylvania Route 4001) and Spice Wood Run Road, on the right when traveling south on Kettle Creek Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Renovo PA 17764, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured
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By Jenn Wintermantel, May 27, 2013
2. Leidy Natural Gas Boom Marker
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as the crow flies. Simeon & Susannah Pfoutz (approx. 3.1 miles away); Pepper Hill Fire of 1938 (approx. 8.3 miles away); The Costello Tannery (approx. 14.8 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 28, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 527 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 28, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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