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Author Topic: Pennsylvania Oil Country/French Creek Road Meet - Late Spring 2024  (Read 95 times)

Roadgeek Adam

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Pennsylvania Oil Country/French Creek Road Meet - Late Spring 2024

It's been several years since I've gotten to host a road meet and I'm known for hyperlocal meets. This is one I've wanted to do for several years and I finally have a list of stuff to put together a full meet. Another thing I'm known for is meets involving lots of bridges. This will definitely have some bridges.

For the people who don't know, Titusville, Pennsylvania is where the first oil derrick was built by Colonel Edwin Drake of the Seneca Oil Company. On August 27, 1859 they opened the first well. This led to immediate growth of the area and construction of railroads. This led to the growth of nearby Oil City, Pennsylvania, which would be formed soon after.

However, this meet will begin in Meadville, Pennsylvania. Meadville is the older municipality in Crawford County, Pennsylvania. Meadville was less oil driven and a more standard canal/railroad built city. Right now I have at least one restaurant picked out, but obviously we have plenty of time.

Right now, these are just some highlights

- Bridges, lots of bridges
- The DOT sign farm in Kerrtown
- Oil Creek State Park (to talk about Titusville) and the ghost town of Petroleum Center.
- Abandoned Rail Tunnel on PA 8

The date isn't secure yet. I'd prefer mid-April to mid-June 2024 to avoid snow concerns or blazing heat concerns, though the latter is tougher to guarantee that time of year. It's so far out I don't want to pick a date yet.
Adam Seth Moss
M.A. History, Western Illinois University '17
B.A. History, Montclair State University '15
A.A. History & Education - Middlesex (County) College '13


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Will keep this in mind, been years since I was in this part of my home state
Jason Ilyes
Lebanon, TN
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