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Oil Wells Collection
Description: This photograph shows the town and oil fields of Cygnet, Ohio, in 1890. Cygnet experienced a population boom in the 1880s as the oil industry developed in Northwest Ohio, and the town grew from a few dozen people to over 3,000. During the late nineteenth century, Ohio became one of the top oil producing states in the country and was the leading oil producer from 1895 to 1903. This oil boom brought a significant amount of growth and affluence to Wood County. By the 1910s, Ohio's oil boom declined and Ohio dropped out of the top four oil producing states in 1917. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL07626
Subjects: Oil fields--Ohio; Oil industry; Petroleum industry; Ohio Economy--Science and Technology
Places: Cygnet (Ohio); Wood County (Ohio)