Petrolia - Canada's Victorian Oil Town


ask not what history can do for you,  ask what you can do for history.....

Welcome to the Petrolia Heritage Web site

                             

For hundreds of years the natives had scooped up oil from the swampy forests of Enniskillen Township. Finally in the late ca.1850s men from the Central USA found this oil and dug down to capture it. It was used for lubricants and later found to be a smokeless alternative to whale oil in lamps. This website is dedicated to these men and the industry that they built. Please enjoy the pictures of these men and what they left to history.

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Many a community has lamented the loss of a much loved landmark. I know of none however that have ever regretted saving a beautiful historic building or place.
Michael Seaman, Vice Chair and Ontario Governor of the Heritage Canada Foundation

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SITE MENU
EVENTS
           DOORS OPEN PETROLIA
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1930 IMPERIAL OIL MAGAZINE



Bottom of Band page



 SINGLE SAL'S CLUB ALBUM



Florence page addition



A new book by Gary May....GROUNDBREAKER



Good bye to a good friend
Bonnie Parsons



Good bye to a significant Petrolia Contributor-Leo Dupuis


Howlett Tile & Brick Yard



3 new pics on Oil Springs page



Lawn Bowlers on Sports Page



Interesting additions on the Card page



1966 PETROLIA HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOK



Awesome new Inwood pic



New Shetland Page



See Eric's awesome video!



United Church
100th Book




Questions and Answers



Tom Walters Train Display!



Charlie's New Trail



New Addition



Japanese in Petrolia WW2



John Dotterer



CEMETERY TOUR 2014



New Meissen Teapot on teapot page









This Web Site was Founded by Marty Dillon March 21/2001
Last Updated: August 28/ 2014








 
 


 

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