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Marathon Oil Co.
Description: The exterior of the Marathon Oil Co. building in Findlay. Marathon was originally known as the Ohio Oil Company until 1962. It's origin goes back to the late 19th century when Ohio was found to have oil of its own. The company would soon be taken over by the giant Standard Oil until Standard Oil was eventually dismantled. The company later decided to expand its operations, searching for oil further afield and eventually getting into the business processing oil, where previously it had simply sold crude oil to other companies. By the 1960s, the company had acquired its name of Marathon, and later it would merge with another oil company to become Marathon Ashland Petroleum. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL06738
Subjects: Oil fields--Ohio; Oil industry; Findlay (Ohio)
Places: Findlay (Ohio); Hancock County (Ohio); Ohio