Early in 1864, A. C. Kepler dreamt he was in the woods with
young woman who some considered a coquette (a flirt). An
American Indian attacked him with a bow and arrow. The
woman stealthily advanced and handed him a rifle that she
plucked from . . . — — Map (db m134839) HM
A former teacher and Warren County legislator who became a successful oil lease owner. One of 19 persons killed when the Little & Merrick oil well at Rouseville exploded and burned on April 17, 1861. As he lay dying, Rouse dictated a will that . . . — — Map (db m50500) HM
The oil boom of the 1860s attracted far more people to the
area than could share directly in the oil profits. Some people found ways to make money through support services,
such as transportation. You could only cross Oil Creek by
ferry or ford . . . — — Map (db m134858) HM
Return to the oil boom era of the 1860s. Follow these signs, and let your mental time machine transport you to the noisy hustle and bustle of Washington and Main streets, the major thoroughfares of boomtown Petroleum Centre.
Petroleum Centre, . . . — — Map (db m134842) HM
You are facing Hogback Hill. Behind it lies Wildcat Hollow, one of the many productive fields in the early oil era.
According to tradition, a speculator who risked his luck by drilling in this narrow valley shot a wildcat, had it stuffed and set . . . — — Map (db m134867) HM