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Edwin Drake

Born: Mar 29, 1819

Death: Nov 9, 1880

Birthplace: Greenville

Nationality: United States

Edwin Drake

Date of Birth : Mar 29, 1819
Date of Death : Nov 9, 1880
Birth Place : Greenville

Edwin Laurentine Drake, also known as Colonel Drake, was an American oil driller, popularly credited with being the first to drill for oil in the United States.

Also known as


  • Edwin Laurentine Drake
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