Birdseye view of Oil City, Pennsylvania (1896)

T.M. Fowler's birdseye map of Oil City, Pennsylvania in 1896.
Birdseye view of Oil City, Pennsylvania
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Date: 1896
Author: T.M. Fowler
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This map isn't part of any series, but we have other maps of Pennsylvania that you might want to check out.

As its name might suggest, Oil City, Pennsylvania [gmap] played a key role in the oil and gas exploration and exploitation in the 19th century.

Looks like the oil money was sufficient to construct a suspension bridge, which is featured in the center of the map. Looking on Google Earth suggests to me that it's gone now. (Why'd you get rid of it, Oil City? Was it too awesome?).

For more maps and images from this period in the region's history, visit the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.



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