Pennsylvania's Oil Heritage: Stories from the Headache Post

Pennsylvania's Oil Heritage: Stories from the Headache Post

by Sean K. Miller
     
 

In 1859, Edwin L. Drake drilled an opening into the western Pennsylvania earth, forever altering the global landscape. The petroleum treasure buried underneath was oil, transforming these rugged hills into the setting of the "black gold rush." Pennsylvania's oil region was the location of America's first oil boom and was the world's leader in the development of

Overview


In 1859, Edwin L. Drake drilled an opening into the western Pennsylvania earth, forever altering the global landscape. The petroleum treasure buried underneath was oil, transforming these rugged hills into the setting of the "black gold rush." Pennsylvania's oil region was the location of America's first oil boom and was the world's leader in the development of oil production between 1859 and 1901. This collection of stories relates to the people, places and events in western Pennsylvania's Allegheny River Valley and how this scarce commodity shaped their lives. Sean K. Miller is a product of the region's first oil drillers, and he combines his professional storytelling abilities with his family history in the oil industry to produce a narrative that is both entertaining and educational.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596294639
Publisher:
History Press, The
Publication date:
06/28/2008
Pages:
127
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Sean K. Miller is a professional entertainer and performs Oil History Stories for the Venango Museum of Art, Science and Technology, Drake's Well Museum, the Pittsburgh Regional History Center, and the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. He is also regularly featured on Saturday Light Brigade, a local award winning public radio program. Miller is also member of StorySwap and Pittsburgh's Guild of Professional Storytellers. He has been a part of the Telebration Showcase and a regional teller at the Three Rivers Storytelling Festival. His favorite types of tales are: Pennsylvania Folk History, Pennsylvania Oil History, and tales that are too true to believe. His Grandfather was a Pennsylvania oil driller.

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