Edwin Drake

Location: Castleton
Tag(s): Innovation
Historical Category: Technology History
Video Date: 10/17/19

One of Vermont's claims to fame is Edwin Drake, a farmer who lived in Castleton in the early to mid-19th century. Drake, a resourceful and industrious farmer, helped invent modern oil-drilling techniques.

This Place in History is produced in partnership by Local 22 & Local 44 (www.mychamplainvalley.com) and the Vermont Historical Society.

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