Group Of Pioneer Oil Men who attended the Drake Memorial Society's Annual Meeting held at the replica of the original Drake well, constructed by H. E. Butler for Sinclair Consolidated Oil Corporation's educational notion picture World's Struggle For Oil, August 29, 1922, Rouseville, Pennsylvania. Standing left to right: George Rattan, Edwin C. Bell, Roe Reiseinger, B. F. McCracken, Lyman D. Rhodes, Samuel Fertig, Joshua McCracken. Sitting from left to right: Samuel B. Smith, tool dresser on original Drake well. His father, Uncle Billy Smith, was the driller. William Hoffman, Captain. William Hassan, J. J. McClaren, author Sketches in Oil. cs
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