Searching in History: Pennsylvania Oil Rush of My great-great-grandfather, Daniel Keech owned 210 acres of oil well property near Pithole City, PA in the mid At its peak Keech Oil Farm produced barrels of oil per year but it dried up within 3 years.
Height of the Oil Boom in that area. Some of the workers pitched a tent and lived near the drilling rigs. Texas has many once thriving ghost towns due to oil boom spurts with barely a trace left of them.
The Signal Hill oilfield at Atlantic and streets, circa 1930 was an urban forest of drilling rigs -- and a testament to the historic importance of oil in California. Photo courtesy of the Long Beach Public Library CollectionSignal Hill