Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Oil Companies: Cornplanter Refining Company


CORNPLANTER
JUN
10
1899
REFINING CO.



CORNPLANTER
FEB
3
1900
REFINING CO.

Langlois scans

Cornplanter Refining Company was a small, Warren, Pennsylvania based oil company.  The firm not only refined oil but prospected for and produced crude oil in the northwest Pennsylvania oil patch. 



Chief Cornplanter, portrait by Frederick Bartoli, 1796

Chief Cornplanter was a Seneca Indian chief during the early history of the United States, including the periods of the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War.  The US Government "gave" Cornplanter a grant of 1500 acres along the Allegheny River in Pennsylvania near the boundary with the State of New York.  I presume what would become part of the Pennsylvania oil patch included the territory of this original grant.

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