Friday, December 2, 2011

Sun Oil 104 years ago

  The sudden closing of the Sun Oil Refinery after 109 years is truly a shock! There are no words. The first picture above from 1907 gives a look at the refinery in horse and buggy days literally! The second picture is from the 1920's. There are all sorts of things happening in the county historically this weekend and next, Activities of all kinds and all ages so take a break, relax and enjoy some county history. Visit my website and click on events for all the event info.
I added some early Sun Oil pictures from my collection. Below is an early picture of one of the first stills at the Sun Oil Plant from about 1910.

The above picture show early oil tankers at the Sun Oil Wharf. Notice that some are sailing ships in the early days oil was shipped in barrels.

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