Oil Springs, Ontario 150 Years Back to the Future, International Symposium and Field Trip
May 7 - 10, 2008 - Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
Petroleum historians, ancestors of early oil families and community representatives and funders signalled the 150th anniversary of the coming in of the first wells in Oil Springs through a Symposium that showcased new scholarship.
The Program - Co-organizers Robert Cochrane, Robert Bott and Joe Van Overberghe created an ambitious program. A number of presentations compared and contrasted the discovery of oil in Oil Springs, Ontario, Canada, in 1858 and in Titusville, Pennsylvania, USA, in 1859.
Photo Gallery - View photos taken at the conference by Adriana A. Davies, Editor-in-Chief, Heritage Community Foundation/www.albertasource.ca - the Alberta Online Encyclopedia.
Papers - Abstracts of papers presented at the conference.