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Author Jones, Walter, 1944-

Title Derricks and determination : oil exploration in a portion of southwestern Wyoming, 1847-1982 / by Walter R. Jones ; forward [sic] by Denice Wheeler.

Imprint [Salt Lake City?] : W.R. Jones, c2005.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  622.182809 J728d 2005    ---  Available
Description xiii, 190 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 163-172) and index.
Contents pt. I. History of an oil boom. There's oil out there, 1847-1901 -- The pace quickens, 1901-1904 -- The boom continues, 1905-1917 -- Decline and boom again, 1916-1982 -- pt. II. Life and labor in the Evanston oil fields : individual stories. Charles O. Richardson, superintendent of oil fields -- Clem Morrison, recluse of Spring Valley -- Arthur Whiteman, daddy of the Spring Valley oil fields -- Maude Byrne and Ira Taylor, an oil field tragedy.
Subject Petroleum -- Prospecting -- Wyoming -- Uinta County -- History.
Petroleum industry and trade -- Wyoming -- Uinta County -- History.
Oil fields -- Wyoming -- Uinta County -- History.
Uinta County (Wyo.) -- History.
ISBN 0976958406 (pbk.)

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