: In 1898, a prolific oil pool was discovered. The town of approximately 900 people grew to 12,000 in about two years as about 1,000 oil wells were drilled. The local college attendance dropped from 300 students to 25, as the students rushed to the oil field for jobs.
The oil boom lasted for about two years and town decreased to the previous size. View on Ohio Memory.
: AL07625 Subjects
: Oil fields--Ohio; Oil wells; Oil industry; Harrison County (Ohio) Places
: Oil Wells Collection