The Gordon Hotel in Petroleum once served a busy oil and railroad town. It burned after 2001.
The foreground of this photo shows the North Bend Railtrail having replaced the B&O Railroad. The covered shelter is a part of the railtrail. In the background the large blue home was that of Dr. Douglas, the B&O and local doctor
A broadside or poster seeking Hickory Hoop poles to make wooden barrels to transport oil! R.H. Rutherford & Co. of Petroleum. This would pre-date the use of oil tank cars or pipelines so it is quite early. Original in my collection. One of a small stack found in the rafter of the Nester store building in Petroleum when Jon Summer and I purchased the store in 1982.