The Oil City area’s hidden heritage is one filled with ingenuity, largesse, culture and so much more. The city’s incredible success was fueled by great wealth and exceptional talent. Much of our heritage, though, is unknown to many of us. The Oil City Heritage Society and the Oil City Library believe our city’s legacy should be shared and enjoyed. To that end, we will share our community’s stories and pictures on our Hidden Heritage blog. Stay tuned for historic as well as quirky entries that tell our history.
Many Oil City residents earned high recognition as well as enormous wealth. Others, meanwhile, have
Oil City and the surrounding area luxuriated in wealth gained from the booming oil and gas
Oil Well Supply, located in a sprawling plant in Oil City’s Siverly neighborhood, was one of the
The Oil City Relief Association and city hall teamed up in December 1894 for a week-long celebration
Oil City’s unique history can come out in bits and pieces. The community can claim one-of-a-kinds,
A Milestone in 2022 Second Presbyterian Church, one of Oil City’s most imposing churches, marked its
The Oil Valley was awash with investors, speculators, shopkeepers, teamsters, drillers, producers
Oil City’s South Side business district encompassed a four-square-block area that was filled with a
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