Oil and Gas Museum Parkersburg

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Oil and Gas Museum
119 3rd Street
Tel: 304 485 5446

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Both oil and natural gas were discovered in western Virginia by the first explorers in the mid-1700s. George Washington acquired 250 acres in what is now West Virginia because it contained an oil and gas spring. This was in 1771, making the father of our country the first petroleum industry speculator.This exciting history is portrayed at the Oil & Gas Museum.
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    The Oil & Gas Museum has a surprisingly diverse collection of items related to the oil and gas industry in the Little Kanawha Valley, plus a lot of Parkersburg industrial and early West Virginia history. Definitely worth seeing if you are in the area.

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