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Andrew Carnegie and the Columbia Oil Farm
William Story Farm
The New Pittsburgh Owners
Columbia Farm
Carnegie's First Visit to Oildom
Carnegie's Pond
The Columbia Oil Company
Brass Band
The Earnings
Wells and Operations
Carnegie's Departure
Trivia (?)
Concluding Remarks


The following are references and sources from the S.T. Pees library that were consulted for this article. The list may be of use to those interested in research of the early days of Columbia Farm.

Alderson, Bernard, 1902, Andrew Carnegie, the man and his works, Doubleday, Page & Co., New York, 232 p.

Beers, F.W., 1865, Atlas of the oil region of Pennsylvania, Beers, Ellis and Soule, New York, text and map, 48 p. plus 8 numbered additional pages of advertising probably added at press time.

Bolles, A.S., 1893, Petroleum, its production and products in Pennsylvania, Section B, Annual Report of the Bureau of Industrial Statistics, 1892, Department of Internal Affairs, Harrisburg, 208 p.

Brundred, W.J., ?, Results of repressuring depleted sands in old Pennsylvania fields, API Division of Development and Production Engineering, Oil City, Pa., Eastern District Meeting, pp. 7-11.

Carnegie, Andrew, 1902, The empire of business, Doubleday, Page & Co., New York, 345 p.

Cone, A., and Johns, W.R., 1870, Petrolia, D. Appleton and Company, New York, 652 p.

Derrick, The, 1988, QS selling wells, 70 face layoff, Oil City, Pa., Friday, September 9.

Dickey, Parke A., 1941, Oil geology of the Titusville quadrangle, Mineral Resource Report 22, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Bureau of Topographic and Geologic Survey, 87 p. plus maps.

Dolson, Hildegarde, 1959, The great oil dorado, Random House, New York, 300 p.

Eaton, Rev. S.J.M., 1866, Petroleum, a history of the oil region, J.P. Skelly & Co., Philadelphia, 209 p.

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

Giddens, Paul H., 1941, The beginnings of the petroleum industry, sources and bibliography, Pennsylvania Historical Commission, Harrisburg, 195 p.

Giddens, Paul H., 1947, Pennsylvania petroleum 1750-1872, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 420 p.

McLaurin, John J., 1896, Sketches in crude-oil, J. Horace McFarland Company, Harrisburg, Pa., 406 p.

McNierney, Leon, 1958, Titusville 1859, Vantage Press, New York, 127 p.

Miller, Ernest C., 1961, Tintypes in oil, Charles E. Tuttle Company, Vermont, 186 pp.

Miller, Irwin, 1865, Map of the Columbia Oil Co. from surveys and drafting, May 15 to June 2, 1865, one sheet.

Morris, Edmund, 1865, Derrick and drill, Published by James Miller, New York, 277 p.

Newton, J.H. (ed.), 1879, History of Venango County, 651 p.

Pees, S.T., 1995, Columbia Farm ghost town in Oil Creek Valley, information booklet for a field excursion, 25 p, 24 illustrations.

Szalewicks, S., 1972, Columbia Farm, oildom’s youngest ghost town, The Derrick (newspaper), Wed. Jan. 26, 1972, Oil City, Pa., p. 12.

Tait, Jr., Samuel W., 1946, The wildcatters, an informal history of oil-hunting in America, Princeton University Press, New Jersey, 218 p.

U.S.G.S., 1962-63, photo revised 1972, 7 _’ quadrangles, topographic maps: Oil City, Pa., and Titusville South (two maps, scale 1:24000).

Wall, J.F., 1970, (second edition 1989), Andrew Carnegie, University of Pittsburgh Press, 1137 p.

Williamson, H.F., Daum, A.R., 1959, The American petroleum industry, 1859-1899, the age of illumination, Northwestern University Press, Evanston, 864 pp.

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