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Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.

Nineteenth century oil exploration in North Carolina

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This article is an attempt to correct many of the misconceptions that prevail concerning the early attempts to discover oil in North Carolina by discussing early efforts to locate oil. The author also examines what was learned at a relatively early period about the potential for extracting petroleum from rock formations of the Piedmont region.