Preserving History

Oil Region National Heritage Area in northwestern Pennsylvania tells of the world’s first successful commercial oil well and a legacy of petroleum that continues to shape industry, society, and politics. The Oil Region includes oil artifacts, scenic communities, farmlands and woodlands, and industrial landscapes, and offers visitors heritage attractions and four seasons of outdoor recreation.

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Explosion

Raw Power

Nitroglycerin was inserted and then exploded in oil wells in order to frack the surrounding oil sand and produce increased quantities of crude oil.

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Oil Creek State Park

Oil Creek State Park

Bicyclists enjoy views of oil tableau scenes within Oil Creek State Park, part of an all-asphalt smooth system of recreational trails.

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Oil & Gas Swap Meet

Oil & Gas Swap Meet

The annual Oil & Gas Swap Meet in Oil City, PA encourages collectors to trade or sell their favorite signs, globes, and gasoline station memorabilia.

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