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Inside the Transit Building, former home of Standard Oil, in Oil City, PA.

There's Oil City in Them Thar Hills!

Former depot for the Oil Creek & Titusville Railroad. Sidewalk grate in Oil City, PA. In 1859, Colonel Drake struck oil near present-day Titusville, Pennsylvania, sparking a worldwide rush for black gold. The discovery created a frenzy of building and exploitation. Smack in the middle of western Pennsylvania forest land, you'll find incongruous examples of Gilded Age architecture set against a backdrop of rugged mountainsides and rural rivers. Back in the day, towns like Oil City sprouted…

Oil City, PA.

Oil City, PA. Bridges over Oil Creek

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2.  July 1971. AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE II, ERIE RAILWAY SURVEY. - Pennsylvania Railroad, Allegheny River Bridge, River Street vicinity, Oil City, Venango County, PA

2. July 1971. AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE II, ERIE RAILWAY SURVEY. - Pennsylvania Railroad, Allegheny River Bridge, River Street vicinity, Oil City, Venango County, PA

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Venango County, Pennsylvania, 1911, Map, Franklin, Oil City, Emlenton, Pleasantville, Utica, Rouseville, Polk, Reno, Kennerdell, Clintonville, Cooperstown, Cranberry, Seneca, PA.

Venango County, Pennsylvania 1911 Map by Rand McNally, Franklin, Oil City, Emlenton, PA

Circus Parade in Titusville PA along Diamond Street

Awesome OLD Postcard Circus Titusville PA/Elephant Diamond Street Scene/Rustic

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Visit These 7 Ghost Towns In Pennsylvania At Your Own Risk

Have you heard the stories behind these seven ghosts towns in Pennsylvania, some of which you can still visit?