1627 Seneca Oil Spring 1927

1627 Seneca Oil Spring 1927 (HM1MFU)

Location: Cuba, NY 14727
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 13.888', W 78° 18.394'

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1627 Seneca Oil Spring 1927 Forms the first chapter in the development of the petroleum industry in America - a gigantic world enterprise transforming modern life. 1627 Oil in American continent first recorded in this region by the Franciscan Friar, Joseph de La Roche D'Allion. 1656 Spring mentioned by the Jesuit Father, Paul le Jeune. 1721 Prior to this year, spring visited by Joncaire the Elder. 1767 Oil from this spring sent to Sir William Johnson as a cure for his wounds. 1797 Spring permanently reserved by Indians in Treaty of Big Tree. 1833 Description of Spring by Professor Benjamin Silliman of Yale Univerity. Erected as a tercentenary memorial on July 23, 1927 by the University of the State of New York and the N.Y. State Oil Producers Association.
Year Placed1927
Placed ByUniversity of the State of New York and the N.Y. State Oil Producers Association
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Date Added Saturday, August 1st, 2015 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 722261 N 4678988
Decimal Degrees42.23146667, -78.30656667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 13.888', W 78° 18.394'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 13' 53.28" N, 78° 18' 23.64" W
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Area Code(s)585, 716
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Oil Springs Rd, Cuba NY 14727, US
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