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American Edwin L. Drake Drills the First Oil Well (1859) Overview In 1859, Edwin L. ("Colonel") Drake (1819-1880) helped dig the world's first petroleum well. This launched the er... Read more
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Edwin Laurentine Drake 1819-1880 American petroleum engineer who pioneered a new method of oil drilling. In his early years, Drake was a jack-of-all-trades, working as a hotel clerk, railway express a... Read more
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