Illustrated News
pages from 1856 to 1866

Here are 12 pages from various Illustrated News Papers from ca1856 to ca.1866. The key page is the first item that shows an engraving from ca.1866 from Canada West. It shows a drilling rig in action from the period. Too bad there isn't more detail. Obviously the drilling rig is the reason for this posting. I have included all the otherpages that I purchased for your interest.

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Page from a ca.1866 Illustrated News, showing an oil well in Canada West. Probably Oil Springs or Petrolia. Article only says Canada West. Only places where oil wells existed at that time.

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Article pertaining to picture at lower right