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Old 12-31-2007, 11:40 PM
Location: Tucson, Arizona
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Howdy -

I could not find a forum specific to the Oil Heritage Region anywhere online, so I hope maybe some regional natives read this board and can answer this question.

I used to visit with my grandparents in Oil City quite a bit when I was younger. They would usually go out once a month and fill up their plastic jugs with drinking water from a well/spring. The spring consisted of a pipe coming down off a hillside with water flowing out of it. There was also at one point some kind of concrete fountain on the location but all that remained of that was a large stone base. Does anyone know where this is located? I will be traveling to the area this summer and would like to get some photos of this site just because it stands out in my memory so much. My grandmother has no idea where it is.

Any help would be appreciated!

Thanks and have a happy new year!

Owen Kelly
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Old 06-19-2010, 02:11 PM
Location: Oil City, PA
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Default Spring Water

There is a spot along Rte. 8 between OC and Franklin where there is a little dugout in the rock hillside with a spigot where people used to go to fill up on spring water. I haven't seen anyone use it in ages and I don't know if you'd want to try - first of all because there's really no safe place to pull off Rte 8 to park (it's a lot busier and wider and faster now than you will probably remember) and second, because I would be hesitant to drink any water that ran down rock hills or even up from artesian wells, due to chemicals and spraying, etc....but if you just want a little trip for nostalgia's sake that may be the site you are remembering. It almost looks like a little grotto or shrine that time forgot. You have to look carefully for it. I probably notice it more because I know it's there.
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Old 06-21-2010, 07:00 AM
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I visited that area and liked the topography. You start getting some decent hills and stream valleys and I liked the abundant sycamore trees. The Drake Well Museum was a neat place to visit.
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