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Reminiscences of Michael Late Benedum : oral history, 1951.

Creator: Benedum, Michael Late, 1869-1959.
Project: Benedum and the oil industry project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript 144 leaves. Tape 1 reel.
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Oil executive.

Scope and Contents

Firsthand account of early days of oil development: wildcatting, buying leases and royalty rights, experiences drilling and opening fields in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Illinois; later larger operations in Texas and Louisiana; expansion, financial arrangements; building gas pipelines and marketing natural gas; transportation and storage problems; geology and geophysics; Mexican undertakings with E.L. Doheny; impressions of John Archbold, Joseph Trees.


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