Jacob J. Vandergrift (1827 - 1899)
Posted by: uccacher
N 41° 25.930 W 079° 42.541
17T E 607862 N 4587537
Quick Description: Marker that tells some history of Jacob J. Vandergrift.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 8/30/2011 2:39:07 PM
Waymark Code: WMCEZC
This marker is located along the banks of Oil Creek near the parking area for Justus Park in Oil City.
The text of the marker reads:
A leader in transforming the shipment of oil-by river, by rail, and ultimately by pipeline. Vandergrift arrived in Oil City, 1861, as a river captain. Beginning in 1868, Vandergrift, Forman & Co., laid miles of pipe to move oil from wells to shipping depots. In 1877 he consolidated much of the oil pipeline industry into his United Pipe Lines, which he merged in 1881, into the National Transit Co., part of Rockefeller's Standard Oil holdings.
Marker Name: Jacob J. Vandergrift (1827-1899)
Date Dedicated: 1/1/2001
Marker Type: Roadside
Location: Justus Park, Oil City, PA
Category: siness & Industry, Science & Medicine, Oil & Gas, Professions & Vocations
Website: [Web Link]
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