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Alberta's Petroleum Heritage Edukithome


We have assembled an informative listing of websites about petroleum in general. Links which feature lyrics to songs about oil, sources on finding historical Leduc information at your local library and Canadian petroleum industry sites.


The Songs of Woody Guthrie
Woody Guthrie wrote two songs Boomtown Bill and Keep That Oil A Rollin' for the Fort Worth-based Oil Workers International Union that reinforced union sentiments with a win-the-war message

The Ex-Oil Carter by Bob Kanefsky
Lyrics to a parody of a song by Stan Rogers titled "Mary Ellen Carter"

Historical Leduc Information

CM Magazine: Canada Strikes Oil: Leduc, Alberta, 1947
From the People's History of the West Series this video focuses on the petroleum industry within Alberta specifically on the Leduc

Royal Canadian Mint Gold Coin Commemorating Alberta Striking Oil
This coin marks an important economic achievement that forever changed the economic landscape of western Canada and put Canada on the map as one of the major oil producers in the world

The National Online Transcripts
Features a transcript on the 50th anniversary of the Leduc No. 1 oil strike

Canada's Petroleum Industry

Black Gold: Canada's Oil Heritage
This site explores the exciting history behind the discovery of oil. Black Gold offers a wide variety of images, texts and links related to the oil industry and the way of life that was the backbone of many small towns in the late 1800's and early 1900's

Canadian Petroleum Interpretive Centre
The Canadian Petroleum Interpretive Centre and Canadian Petroleum Hall of Fame was established in 1996 to showcase Canada's oil industry to the world. The Leduc No. 1 Interpretive Centre salutes the grit, determination and success of  Alberta's oil patch

The Petrolia Discovery
A one-of-a-kind museum combining history and artifacts from the world's first oil Industry within the framework of an original and still operational oilfield, which was established in the 1870s

Imperial Oil Charitable Foundation
This site offers company, investor, community, and commercial information