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Alberta's Petroleum Heritage Edukithome







This section is a reference guide. As such, it provides information on a variety of sources such as newspapers, associated library collections, and other items related to Alberta's Petroleum Heritage. It is a useful research tool to locate information on issues such as the discovery of petroleum in Leduc, Alberta's geological setting and other information on Alberta's Petroleum Heritage.

Listing of Leduc Related Newspaper Articles

The following newspaper articles are available from the Canadian Petroleum Interpretive Centre's Library

'Old No. 1' oil well remembered Friday
Edmonton Journal, Feb. 14/87

Summary: A former worker on the Leduc No. 1 drilling rig thinks young people don't know enough about the historic event.

People: John Funk, Bill Ham Sr., Bill Hancock, Neil Webber

Imperial Leduc No. 1 "40 years after 'big one'
Calgary Herald, Feb. 10/87

Summary: Former drilling crew members recount their experiences drilling for oil at Leduc days before it struck oil.

People: Gil Gilmour, W.O. Twaits, Vern Hunter, George Tosh, W.J. (Gibby) Gibson, Don McIntyre, Mac Brown, Walker Taylor, C.V. Myers, Mike Turta, Steve Cosburn, Mrs. Hunter

Temporary camp was home
Calgary Herald, Feb. 10/87

Summary: Temporary housing at Leduc.

People: Mike Turta, George McClintock, W.J. (Gibby) Gibson, J. Campbell Aird, Don McIntyre, George Tosh

Another Alberta Leduc is waiting to be found
Calgary Herald, Feb. 10/87

Summary: There are many Leducs out there waiting to be discovered.

People: Bill Gatenby, Ted Link, W.J. (Gibby) Gibson

Leduc well points to opening of new oil area in Alberta
The Financial Times, Montreal, Canada, Feb. 28/47

Summary: Leduc is a prime example proving that other areas in Alberta have oil.

People: Vern Hunter

Leduc first gush of Alberta oil wealth
The Ottawa Citizen, Feb. 7/87

Leduc's gusher has 40th birthday
The Toronto Star, Feb. 11/87 (same article as above)

Summary: Leduc was responsible for Alberta's modern oil and gas industry.

People: Ben Owre, Vern Hunter, Jack Grosenick, Jim Davidson, Paulie Lafreniere, Johnny Funk, Stan Smith, Bud Morris, Don Hunt, Mike Turta, Nathan Tanner, Henry Hewetson

Daily flow down to just 3,500 barrels
Edmonton Journal, Feb. 12/87

Summary: After 40 years of production, the Leduc-Calmar oil field is drying up.

People: Gil Gilmour

1947: Leduc No. 1…prosperity pounces on Alberta
Edmonton Journal, Feb. 12/87

Summary: The wildcatters who hit oil near Leduc didn't immediately grasp the significance of the discovery.

People: Harvey Maloney, Vern Hunter, George Tosh, John Funk, Don McIntyre, Mac Brown, Finlay Lyneham

Reliving a dream…Leduc's #1's party
Edmonton Journal, Date Unknown

Summary: Esso Resources held a party in Devon celebrating the Leduc No. 1 well's 40th anniversary

People: Mike Turta, Vern Hunter, Ben Owre, Nathan Tanner, George Tosh, Jim Tod, Stan Smith, Dave McIntyre

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