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The Driller - Titusville, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
N 41° 37.996 W 079° 41.420
17T E 609085 N 4609887
Quick Description: "The Driller" is kneeling to drive a stake into a rock. This memorial commemorates Colonel Edwin Drake who drilled the first oil well. The statue is located straight in from the Woodlawn Cemetery entrance.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 1/1/2011 9:27:16 AM
Waymark Code: WMADKV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 16

Long Description:
"The Driller" is part of the Drake Memorial erected in 1901 commemorates Colonel Edwin Drake who specifically drilled the first well to obtain oil. It was created with a $100,000 donation by Henry H. Rogers of Standard Oil Company, which would now be worth $2.2 million in current dollars.
Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: The Driller

Figure Type: Human

Artist Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Charles Henry Niehaus

Date created or placed or use 'Unknown' if not known: Oct. 4, 1901

Materials used: Bronze

Location: Woodlawn Cemetery

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