Rock Oil

                      An interesting little book about oil written in ca. 1860. It is mostly written about the Pennsylvania and other American oil discoveries. However there is a section on other oil discoveries including Canada West. This would include Oil Springs Ontario. I have included here the section on other sites. Apparently at the time the Canadian Oil had a foul odour.
                     Local Military Historian Don Gibson brought this book to my attention along with numerous other pics.









All of these pics and more are from my own collection and am always looking for pre 1920s Petrolia pics of anything to buy or borrow for copying. If you have pictures that I can borrow I only need a few minutes to scan them.
Email Martin  of Petrolia Ontario Canada at