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Asbury, Herbert, 1941, The Golden Flood, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., first edition, 339 pp.

Cone, Andrew and Johns, Walter R., 1870, Petrolia, D. Appleton and Company, New York, 652 pp. Reprinted 1984 for Venango County Historical Society, Franklin, PA

Darrah, William Culp, 1972, Pithole, The Vanished City, publisher unnamed, 252 pp.

Dolson, Hildegarde, 1959, The Great Oil Dorado, Random House, New York, 300 pp.

Giddens, Paul H., 1948, Early Days of Oil, Princeton University Press, 150 pp

Greene, Peter, 2003, Recalling One of Oildom’s Best-known Scoundrels, The Derrick, February 27.

Leonard, Charles C. (Crocus), 1867, Pithole, Its History, Morton, Long well & Co., Printers, 106 pp, original first edition.

McLaurin, John J., 1896, Sketches in Crude-oil, J. Horace McFarland Company, Harrisburg, PA, 406 pp.

Miller, Ernest, C., 1961, Tintypes in Oil, Charles Tuttle & Company of Rutland, Vermont, and Tokyo, Japan, 186 pp.

Steele, John Washington, 1902, Coal Oil Johnny, First edition, Hill Publishing Co., New York, 211 pp.

Trainer, George Francis, 1878, Life And Adventures of Ben Hogan, The Wickedest Man in The World, Ben Hogan, 276 pp.

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