West Virginia Touts Its Oil and Gas History
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History will open a new exhibit that celebrates the state’s oil and gas industry.
“The Oil and Gas Industry: West Virginia’s Gift to the World” is to debut Friday at the Culture Center in Charleston.
The culture agency says the exhibit will feature gasoline pumps with clear glass cylinders, antique oil drums and “yellow dog” lanterns, so named because their two burning wicks resemble a dog’s glowing eyes at night.
Other items on display will include a vintage Pennzoil gas-station sign, wooden and glass oil cans, drilling tools and a double-piston oil pump, all from the collections of the West Virginia State Museum, the State Archives, the Oil and Gas Museum in Parkersburg, and Columbia Gas.