Category Archives: energy resources

Paper, Silver, Gold . . . Oil Anniversary!

This week is the 155TH anniversary of the discovery of oil in Titusville, PA.  Edwin Drake drilled the first oil well on August 27, 1857 and launched what would become the modern petroleum industry. Are you interested in learning more … Continue reading

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UW Professor Phil Roberts Discusses Teapot Dome Scandal

Recently, the American Heritage Center hosted a film crew from the C-SPAN network. While at the AHC, the crew sat down with UW History Professor Phil Roberts and interviewed him about the Teapot Dome Scandal that rocked U.S. politics in … Continue reading

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Niobrara Oral History Project

Back in March 2012, we blogged about a unique oral history project being conducted by the AHC’s Simpson Institute archivist Leslie Waggener.  We’d like to now give you another update on this undertaking. As you may recall, this oral history … Continue reading

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Niobrara Shale Oil Play Oral History Project

Many oral history projects that deal with energy development’s effects on a community do interviews either while the development is occurring or months or years after the fact.  This project turns the tables on that notion.  What about the expectations … Continue reading

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