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What is Drake's Folly?

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A grocer, soldier and congressman, he was born and raised in Titusville, Pa., the western Pennsylvania farm town where Col. Edwin Drake sank an oil well in 1859. “Drake's Folly,” it was called, but it was soon producing 25 barrels of oil a day, the opening page in America's dependence on oil.

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discovery of oil and kerosene in the late 1850's

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