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Welcome to the Petrolia Heritage Web site

                             

For hundreds of years the natives had scooped up oil from the swampy forests of Enniskillen Township. Finally in the late ca.1850s men from the Central USA found this oil and dug down to capture it. It was used for lubricants and later found to be a smokeless alternative to whale oil in lamps. This website is dedicated to these men and the industry that they built. Please enjoy the pictures of these men and what they left to history.

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PETROLIA WALKING TOUR





LCCVI 1969 YEARBOOK





LCCVI 1963-4 YEARBOOK





1915 CANADA OIL BOOK





LCCVI HISTORY

Fairbank Invitation 1892


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CLIPS 6 (VPP, Lorne Henderson)


Oil well picture from ca.1967 Topic


























This Web Site was Founded by Marty Dillon March 21/2000
Last Updated:May 29/2021







 
 


 

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