The first directory of this area, it lists approximately 1,200 individuals and businesses in Pithole, and includes business advertisements of the time. Also, listings for three smaller communities nearby: Balltown, Dawson Center and Prather City.
An apprentice well shooter as well as an employee of the nitroglycerin factory, Jeff Pierson shares the history and practice of well shooting in this unique work. Including color and B&W photos, this easy-to-read booklet packs a lot of fascinating information.
This handsome coffee-table book takes you on a pictorial tour of the oil industry in the Pennsylvania Field from the discovery and boom eras through the resurgence occurring today, and includes a DVD that provides a tour of historic sites.