Hauling nitroglycerin to its destination caused a person to take their life into their own hands. It was a job that Worthy Sullivan did not survive on his forty-second birthday, January 27, 1930.
Remarkable Women of the Oil Region: Eliza Ridgway Nason & Laura Dowd Drake
Other than the famous Ida Tarbell, can you name a single woman of importance in Oil Region history? If your answer is no, I assure you it is not because there weren't any! Today I want to highlight two remarkable women whose extraordinary lives and accomplishments in the Oil Region should be remembered and lauded.
The Slaying of Rowland Kightlinger, 1870
It was winter 1870 and men were keeping warm in the Oil Region with two hobbies: drinking and fighting. Both would play a part in the death of Rowland Kightlinger one December night in Hydetown, Pennsylvania.