Selected References


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Acrea, Jan, 2001, personal communication, unpublished manuscript outlining the history of the Somerset Refinery, 3 p.

Bell, C., 2002, Oil Springs, birthplace of the oil industry: Ontario Oil and Gas, v. 1, no. 1, p. 15-16.

Billingsley, J. E., 1949, Early development of drilling practices in Kanawha County, West Virginia, in Ziebold, W. T., ed., Appalachian Geological Society 1949 Bulletin: Charleston, West Virginia, Appalachian Geological Society, p. 1-7.

Brantly, J.E., 1961, Percussion-drilling system, in Carter, D.V., chairman, ed., History of petroleum engineering: Dallas, Texas, American Petroleum Institute, p. 133-269.

Boberg, A., and Wroblewski, R., 1976, Part Two, Polish Immigration to the United States in Grabowski, J.J., Zielinski-Zak, J., Boberg, A., and Wroblewski, R., Polish Americans and Their Communities of Cleveland: Special Collections at the Cleveland State University Library, electronic book, URL http://clevelandmemory.org/ebooks/polish/index.html, visited 16-Mar-2004, 256 p.

Bushong, P.D., 1970, A casual history of oil and gas in Daviess County, Kentucky delivered to the Daviess County Historical Society January 23, 1970: unpublished transcript in the Kentucky collection of the Owensboro Daviess County Public Library, 22 p.

Campbell and Barlow, Publishers, 1861, New map of Kentucky and Tennessee from authentic reports of county surveyors throughout the states of Kentucky and Tennessee with a new key for measuring distances and specifying localities (which key is secured by copyright.): Louisville, Kentucky, scale ca. 1:600,000 (digital image of map accessed at Library of Congress web site, URL http://lcweb2.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/D?gmd:1:./temp/~ammem_4rCV::, 26-Apr-2001).

Carter, D.V., chairman, 1961, History of petroleum engineering: Dallas, Texas, American Petroleum Institute, 1,241 p.

Chemical Institute of Canada, 1999, Abraham Gesner: Web Page, URL http://www.cheminst.ca/ncw/articles/1999_gesner1_e.htm, visited 29-Oct-2002.

Cochrane, R. O., and Fairbank, C. O., 2000, Oil heritage tour of Lambton County, the birthplace of the Canadian oil industry: Ontario Petroleum Institute, American Association of Petroleum Geologists 2000 Eastern Section Meeting, Field Trip Guidebook, September 24, 2000, 74 p. with appendices and pullout map.

Cumberland River Oil and Salt Company, 1865, Prospectus of the Cumberland River oil and salt company of Kentucky, with charter and by-laws of the company, 1865: W. G. Johnson and Company, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 21 p.

Dallas Morning News, 2002, Texas Almanac, Oil and Texas, A Cultural History: Web page URL http://www.texasalmanac.com/oilandtexas.htm, visited 13-Jun-2003.

Diamond, W., 1943, The Desda Oil Pool in Clinton County, Kentucky: Somerset, Kentucky, 19 p.

Drahovzal, James A., Harris, David C., Wickstrom, Lawrence H., Walker, Dan, Baranoski, Mark T., Keith, Brian, and Furer, Lloyd C., 1992, The East Continent Rift Basin: A New Discovery: Cincinnati Arch Consortium, Kentucky Geological Survey, Series 11, Special Publication 18, 25 p.

Evans, Lewis, 1755, Middle British Colonies in America: Philadelphia, ca 1:2,250,000 (digital image of map accessed at Library of Congress web site, URL http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/D?gmd:2:./temp/~ammem_Tubl::, 26-Sep-2001).

Eyl, W.C., 1922, Special Oil and Gas Edition, Map of Kentucky an Original Compilation: Lexington, Kentucky, scale approx. 1:250,000, 4 sheets with geologic sections.

Filson, John, 1784, This map of Kentucke, drawn from actual observations, is inscribed with the most perfect respect, to the Honorable the Congress of the United States of America; and to His Excellency. George Washington, late Commander in Chief of their Army: Philadelphia, ca 1:633,600 (digital image of map accessed at Library of Congress web site, URL http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/D?gmd:1:./temp/~ammem_WmWb::, 26-Oct-2001).

Foerste, A.F., 1910, Oil, gas, and asphalt rock in Meade and Breckinridge Counties, in Norwood, C.J., Report on the Progress of the Survey for the years 1908 and 1909: Kentucky Geological Survey, Series 3, Progress Report 1910, p. 69-85.

Giddens, Paul H., 1938, The birth of the oil industry: The Macmillan Company, New York, 216 p.

Giddens, Paul H., 1948, Early days of oil, a pictorial history of the beginnings of the industry in Pennsylvania: Princeton University Press, Princeton, 150 p.

Hamilton-Smith, T., 1993, Gas exploration in the Devonian shales of Kentucky: Kentucky Geological Survey, Series 11, Bulletin 4: Lexington, Kentucky, Kentucky Geological Survey.

Harper, J.A., 1995, Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of unrefined complex liquid hydrocarbons: Pennsylvania Geology, vol. 26, no. 9, p. 9-12.

Hinds, Jim, 2001, Indian Refining Company, Inc., Havoline Motor Oil, The Texas Company/Texaco, Inc., Informal History Notes: Columbus, Indiana, unpublished manuscript, 10 p.

Hoeing, J. B., 1891, Map of Meade and Breckinridge Counties: Kentucky Geological Survey, Series 2, scale 1 inch = 2 miles.

Hoeing, J.B., 1905, The oil and gas sands of Kentucky: Kentucky Geological Survey, Series 3, Bulletin 1, 233 p.

Hoeing, J.B., 1913, First Annual Report: Kentucky Geological Survey, Series 4, vol. 1, part 1, 588 p.

Hutchinson, F.M., 1910, Preliminary report on oil and gas possibilities in the Newberg, Calhoun, Central City and Madisonville Quadrangles, including a discussion of the primary factors governing such accumulations, in Norwood, C.J., Report on the Progress of the Survey for the years 1908 and 1909: Kentucky Geological Survey, Series 3, Progress Report 1910, p. 85-92.

Jillson, W.R., 1918, An outline of the geology of Floyd county, Kentucky: Lexington, Ky., [s.n.], 32 p.

Jillson, W.R., 1919a, The oil and gas resources of Kentucky, a geological review of the past development and the present status of the industry in each of the one hundred and twenty counties in the commonwealth: Department of Geology and Forestry [sic] of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Series 5, Bulletin 1: Frankfort, Ky., Department of Geology and Forestry, xvi, 630 p.

Jillson, W.R., 1919b, Sketch of the development of the oil and gas industry in Kentucky during the past century (1819-1919), The mineral and forest resources of Kentucky: Frankfort, KY, p. 3-28.

Jillson, W.R., 1921a, A new method of producing crude oil in Kentucky, in Jillson, W.R., ed., The Sixth Geological Survey: Frankfort, KY, Kentucky Geological Survey, Series 6, Volume 6, p. 149-154.

Jillson, W.R., 1921b, Production of Kentucky Crude Oil, in Jillson, W.R., ed., The Sixth Geological Survey: Frankfort, KY, Kentucky Geological Survey, Series 6, Volume 6, p. 71-115.

Jillson, W.R., 1922, The conservation of natural gas in Kentucky: John P. Morton ∓ Co., Louisville, Kentucky, 152 p.

Jillson, W.R., 1926, New oil pools of Kentucky; an indexed collection of twelve separate papers on oil and gas, Kentucky's mineral resources, progress of topographic mapping and Geological survey administration in 1922 and 1923 (1st ed.): Frankfort, Kentucky, Kentucky Geological Survey, Series 6, volume 12, 394 p.

Jillson, W.R., 1930, Oil and gas in western Kentucky: Frankfort, KY, Kentucky Geological Survey, Series 6, Volume 39, 632 p.

Jillson, W. R., 1931, Oil and gas in the bluegrass region of Kentucky; a preliminary report outlining the principal regional geological features and controls affecting exploratory drilling: Frankfort,, Kentucky Geological Survey, Series 6, volume 40, 123 p.

Jillson, W.R., 1937, Natural gas in eastern Kentucky; a summary account of the occurrence of natural gas in the eastern part of this commonwealth coupled with brief statements as to the production and geology of each separate field: Louisville, Kentucky, Standard Printing Co., xii, 237 p.

Jillson, W.R., 1946, The oil and gas pools of Clinton county, Kentucky; preliminary notes on regional discovery exploration, development, geology and transportation: Frankfort, Kentucky, Roberts Printing Co., 36 p.

Jillson, W.R., 1947, The Old American oil well, notes on the discovery, history, production, and geology of the Great Gusher of 1829 in Cumberland county, Kentucky: Frankfort, Roberts Printing Co., 24 p.

Jillson, W.R., 1950, First American gusher: Frankfort, Roberts Printing Co., 60p.

Jillson, W.R., 1951, The geology of Cumberland County, Kentucky: an outline designed with special reference to oil and gas exploration (1st ed.): Frankfort, Ky., Roberts Printing Co., 124 p.

Jillson, W.R., 1952, The first oil well in Kentucky; notes on the history, geology, production and present status of the Beatty Oil Well, drilled in Wayne, now McCreary County, Kentucky, in the year 1818: Frankfort, Ky., Roberts Printing Co., 51 p. This publication is available online as part of the Kentucky Geological Survey oil and gas well records. The DjVu Web browser plug-in is required.

Jillson, W. R., 1956, A bibliography on the geology of oil and gas in Kentucky; books, pamphlets, reports, articles, technical papers and state maps, 1829-1956: Frankfort, Kentucky, Roberts Print. Co., 35 p.

Jillson, W.R., 1958, The geology of Barren County, Kentucky; an outline designed with special reference to oil and gas exploration: Frankfort, Kentucky, Perry Publishing Co., 101 p.

Jillson, W.R., 1966, The geology of Estill County, Kentucky: Frankfort, Ky., Roberts Printing Co., 112 p.

Johnson, D. E., 1906, History of The Middle New River Settlements and Contiguous Territory: Standard Printing and Publishing Company, Huntington, West Virginia, web page, URL http://www.kinyon.com/westvirginia/midnewriver/title.htm, visited 16-Jan-2004 (see especially, http://www.kinyon.com/westvirginia/midnewriver/chapter2a.htm), pagination not available.

Jones, D.J., chairman of the Kentucky Secondary Recovery Committee, 1952, Summary of Secondary Operations in Kentucky to 1951 Including Annual Kentucky Oil Production by Counties: Kentucky Geological Survey, Series 9, Reprint 5, 17 p.

Jones, D.J., and McFarlan, A.C., 1933, Geology of the Big Sinking pool, Lee County, Kentucky: Lexington, Kentucky Geological Survey, Series 7, Bulletin 1 (Reissued by State Department of Mines and Minerals, 1934), 9 p with 9 plates.

Lesley, J., 1861, Topographical and geological report of the country along the outcrop base line, following the western margin of the eastern coal field of the state of Kentucky through the counties of Carter, Rowan, Morgan, Bath, Montgomery, Powell, Estill, Owsley, Jackson, Rockcastle, Pulaski, Wayne, and Clinton, from a survey made during the years 1858-9, in Owen, D.D., ed., Fourth report of the Geological Survey in Kentucky, made during the years 1858 and 1859: Frankfort, Kentucky Geological Survey, Series 1, Volume 4, p. 438-494.

Lloyd, J.T., 1862, Lloyd's official map of the State of Kentucky Compiled from actual surveys and official documents, showing every rail road ∓ rail road station with the distances between each station. Also the counties and county seats, cities, towns, villages, post offices, wagon roads, canals, forts, fortifications, ∓c: J. T. Lloyd (digital image of map accessed at Library of Congress web site, URL http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/D?gmd:1:./temp/~ammem_qMPN::, 26-Apr-2001).

Loughridge, R. H., 1890, Report on the geology of Clinton County with map, Geological Reports: Frankfort, Kentucky, Kentucky Geological Survey, Series 2, 48 p.

Mather, W.W., 1988, Report on the geological reconnaissance of Kentucky, made in 1838: Kentucky Geological Survey, Series 11, Reprint 25, p. 253-292 (commemorative facsimile of the original).

McFarlan, A.C., 1943, Geology of Kentucky: Lexington, University of Kentucky Press (reprinted by the Kentucky Geological Survey 1961), 531 p.

McGrain, Preston, chairman of the Kentucky Secondary Recovery Committee, 1958, Summary of Secondary Operations in Kentucky in 1957: Kentucky Geological Survey, Series 9, Reprint 17, 41 p.

McLaurin, J.J., 1896, Sketches in crude oil, some accidents and incidents of the petroleum development in all parts of the globe: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Pub. by the author, 406 p. (Scanned image available on Web, URL http://digital.library.pitt.edu/cgi-bin/pitttext-idx.pl?notisid=00awk9200m&type=header, visited 10-Jun-2003.

Miller, A.M., 1919, The geology of Kentucky, a classified compend of State reports and other publications with critical comment based on original investigations: Kentucky Geological Survey, Series 5, Bulletin 2, Department of Geology and Forestry, 392 p.

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Munn, M.J., 1914, Reconnaissance of oil and gas fields in Wayne and McCreary Counties, Kentucky: Washington, DC, United States Geological Survey, Bulletin 579, 105 p.

O'Meara, Michael, 1958, Oil Springs, the birthplace of the oil industry in North America: Centennial Historical Committee, Oil Springs, Ontario (Petrolia reprint, 1998), 22 p.

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Orton, E., 1891, Report on the occurrence of petroleum, natural gas and asphalt rock in western Kentucky, based on examinations made in 1888 and 1889: Kentucky Geological Survey, Series 2, volume E, 233 p.

Otto, S.J., 1968, The Exception; the story of Ashland Oil and Refining Company: New York, McGraw-Hill, 450 p.

Owen, D.D., 1856, Report of the geological survey in Kentucky made during the years 1854 and 1855: Kentucky Geological Survey, Series 1 (Old Series), Volume 1, 416 p.

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