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Abstract: Photo History of Ohio's Oil and Gas Industry

HEINRICH, CARL
Consultant, Reno, OH

The Ohio Oil and Gas Association is working on a project to produce a book containing historic photos of Ohio's oil and gas industry covering the period from its beginnings in the 1860s to the present day. Toward this end, a committee has been gathering photographs and researching the history of those photos. This presentation will be a sampling of a number of the photos, and related chronicles, that will appear in the book. Ohio's storied oil and gas industry history includes the development of the giant Lima-Indiana trend in the late 1800s and early 1900s, the Morrow County boom of the 1960s, widespread development of the "Clinton" sands, and the recent exploration for Knox reservoirs. Examples of the people, evolving technologies, and various oil field operations will be archived via this undertaking.

AAPG Search and Discovery Article #90930©1998 AAPG Eastern Section, Columbus, Ohio