“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Lambton County, Ontario

First Oil Wells in Canada Marker image, Touch for more information
By Barry Swackhamer, August 12, 2014
First Oil Wells in Canada Marker
1 Ontario, Lambton County, Oil Springs — First Oil Wells in CanadaLes Premiers Puits de Pétrole au Canada
English The presence of oil in this locality was observed by early travelers and by the pioneer farmers who used it for medical purposes. In 1858, near Oil Springs, James M. Williams dug the first oil well in Canada and later established a . . . Map (db m78424) HM
2 Ontario, Lambton County, Petrolia — Robert M. Nicol Library
The original Grand Trunk Railway Station was built in 1903. It was later bought by CN and the station closed in 1927. The Town of Petrolia opened its first official library here in 1937. A commitment to maintain this designated heritage . . . Map (db m78422) HM
3 Ontario, Lambton County, Petrolia — The Founding of Petrolia
Following the discovery of oil at Oil Springs in 1857 prospectors extended their search to the entire township of Enniskillen. At the site of Petrolia, which contained two small settlements with post offices named Durance and Ennis, a well was . . . Map (db m78417) HM
4 Ontario, Lambton County, Petrolia — Victoria Hall
English When Victoria Hall was built in 1889, Petrolia, in the midst of an oil boom, was one of the wealthiest towns in Canada. The opulent town hall reflects this stage in the town’s growth. While its first floor housed municipal offices, . . . Map (db m78421) HM
5 Ontario, Lambton County, Point Edward — Robert Earl Campbell
The Commandant of the United States Coast Guard Washington 20590 The Secretary of Transportation takes pleasure in presenting the Gold Life Saving Medal to Robert Earl Campbell For acts as set forth in the following Citation “For extreme . . . Map (db m197873) HM
6 Ontario, Lambton County, Point Edward — The Voyage of the Griffon 1679
First ship to sail Lakes Erie, Huron and Michigan, the “Griffon”, probably 40- 45 feet long, was built by Robert Chavelier, Sieur de La Salle, several miles above Niagara Falls in 1679. La Salle came to New France in 1667, became seigneur of . . . Map (db m197805) HM
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