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On a camping trip 50 years ago, my brother and I composed this little ditty for the 100th anniversar

Sep 10, 2009 | Posted in Essays, Poetry

Back in 1859,
In the land of deer and pine,
Colonel Drake beside a hill,
Began a well in Titusville.
The bit went in the ground,
Sixty-nine point five feet down,
Next day for all to find,
Was a liquid gold mine!

By Art and Tom Lowrie, who grew up on North Perry Street, Titusville, PA

Submitted by;

Tom Lowrie
Westport, CT