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Oil

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Olean BradfordScene

An Olean/Bradford Scene Where did the rabbits live? Collection of Ray Payne.

PioneerOilDrillingCrew

Pioneer Oil Drilling Crew Collection of Ray Payne.

PouringAShot

Collection of Ray Payne.

RayPayne BolivarSign1

Ray Payne with Historic Sign Collection of Ray Payne

RayPayneBolivarSign2

Results of 1881 4

1881 started it all A report of the production Collection of Ray Payne.

StartingYoung Oilfields

They started them young in the oil fields! Webmaster Note: My grandfather gave me this same job; he said the oilers were the most important job. Collection of Ray Payne.

StartingYoung2

Another picture of "Starting Young" Dick Harder started early in life at the Andover Station. He is shown working at his first job of oiler. Others in the picture are Jim Hammon...(more)

Success In the Air

Successful Shooting

This is what a well owner/driller hopes for Success! Collection of Ray Payne.

TankFire 1906

1906 Tank Fire Collection of Ray Payne.

TheFlats Richburg Bolivar

Drilling up "The Flats" Collection of Ray Payne.

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