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Oil Drilling in Northwest Ohio

A look at oil drilling in northwest Ohio throughout the years. CLICK ON ANY PHOTO TO VIEW FULL IMAGE, START SLIDE SHOW.

Two workers stand atop the scaffolding above an oil well of the Cygnet oil pool in Bloom Township, Wood County, Ohio, circa 1885. Enlarge Two workers stand atop the scaffolding above an oil well of the Cygnet oil pool in Bloom Township, Wood County,...
ODNR DIVISION OF GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
Oil derricks once covered this field in North Baltimore, Ohio. Enlarge Oil derricks once covered this field in North Baltimore, Ohio.
ODNR DIVISION OF GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
A horse-drawn cart is seen at an oil well at Bradner, Ohio, as a train passes in the background. Enlarge A horse-drawn cart is seen at an oil well at Bradner, Ohio, as a train passes in the background.
ODNR DIVISION OF GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
This oil well was on the Kyle family farm on Garden and Holloway Roads in Toledo, Ohio, circa July 22, 1937. Enlarge This oil well was on the Kyle family farm on Garden and Holloway Roads in Toledo, Ohio, circa July 22, 1937.
BLADE FILE PHOTO
This photo oil shooting from the Klondike well at Ironville ran in the Toledo Blade on Nov. 23, 1936, for a story on its 35 years of production. The Enlarge This photo oil shooting from the Klondike well at Ironville ran in the Toledo Blade on Nov. 23, 1936, for ...
BLADE FILE PHOTO
Not much ever changed at the Klondike oil well, shown here in 1947. It was thought to be the second oldest oil well in the state of Ohio and jump-started Toledo's oil industry. Enlarge Not much ever changed at the Klondike oil well, shown here in 1947. It was thought to be the second ...
TOLEDO BLADE FILE PHOTO
Enlarge "Old Klondike," pictured here in 1947, became an eyesore for neighboring Gulf Oil Corp., which owned the land but ...
TOLEDO BLADE FILE PHOTO
Men attend to a pump at an oil well in Rudolph, Ohio, in November 1952. Enlarge Men attend to a pump at an oil well in Rudolph, Ohio, in November 1952.
TOLEDO BLADE FILE PHOTO
A man points at a derrick at a Britton oil field in Lenawee County, Mich., circa July 1961. Enlarge A man points at a derrick at a Britton oil field in Lenawee County, Mich., circa July 1961.
TOLEDO BLADE FILE PHOTO
This oil well in Waterville, Ohio, shown on Jan. 11, 1983, was capped because its closeness to the Maumee River raised pollution concerns. Enlarge This oil well in Waterville, Ohio, shown on Jan. 11, 1983, was capped because its closeness to the Maumee River ...
TOLEDO BLADE FILE PHOTO
Ron Davis works at Toledo oil wells on Aug. 21, 1990. Enlarge Ron Davis works at Toledo oil wells on Aug. 21, 1990.
TOLEDO BLADE FILE PHOTO
A sign on the outskirts of Cygnet, Ohio, notes the area is Enlarge | Buy This Photo A sign on the outskirts of Cygnet, Ohio, notes the area is "rich in oil history." Northwest Ohio is ...
THE BLADE/LISA DUTTON
A fence surrounds a Mid Valley Pipeline Co. oil tank farm on Rock Ridge Road in Cygnet, Ohio. The Texas company has sites all along Interstate 75. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A fence surrounds a Mid Valley Pipeline Co. oil tank farm on Rock Ridge Road in Cygnet, Ohio. The Texas ...
THE BLADE/LISA DUTTON
A sign at Mid Valley Pipeline Co.in Cygnet, Ohio, warns of the presence of a crude oil pipeline. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A sign at Mid Valley Pipeline Co.in Cygnet, Ohio, warns of the presence of a crude oil pipeline.
THE BLADE/LISA DUTTON
Wind turbines spin in the distance, generating electricity for Wood County, as an oil pump collects crude from beneath a field on Liberty Hi Road in rural Bowling Green, Ohio. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Wind turbines spin in the distance, generating electricity for Wood County, as an oil pump collects crude from beneath a ...
THE BLADE/LISA DUTTON
The oil pump jack on the property of Ivan Woodbury on Liberty Hi Road in Bowling Green is still in operation in 2011. Oil drilling began here in the early 1900s by Woodbury's grandfather, Alva Hartman. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The oil pump jack on the property of Ivan Woodbury on Liberty Hi Road in Bowling Green is still in ...
THE BLADE/LISA DUTTON




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