From Allegany County Democrat – January 19, 1877

Transcribed by Kelly Krause


Grand Opportunity for Some Oil Speculators

                Mr. B. Cole, who lives about 8 miles south of this village, in the town of Alma, authorizes us to state that he will give any person an opportunity to put down two wells, or more, on half an acre of his farm, the wells to be sole property of the person or persons putting down the same.  Men capable of judging, claim that the indications for striking oil is as good as at Bradford.  Will someone take advantage of this offer?