Author: Guest Contributor
Old Grey: The Tale of the Reisinger Rifle
James “Roe” Reisinger won the Medal of Honor at Gettysburg, but the story of his family’s rifle “Old Grey” has a story too.
Marion County was Home to the World’s First Oil Boom
Marion County is justifiably called “the home of the world’s first oil boom.” The money generated by the petroleum industry there led to the development of not only a rich history and solid infrastructure, but one of the grandest courthouses in the state.
Oakwood Farm: Home to Oil Tycoons, Millionaires, and Hula Hoop Makers
Crawford County has lost a landmark with the recent fire of the 1930 Luke B. Carter mansion, known as Oakwood Farm, on the Hydetown Road just west of Titusville. Its builder was significant. Luke B. Carter (1876-1940) was the younger son of the four Carter children who survived infancy. His father, John J. Carter (1842-1917) was as a Medal of Honor winner in the Civil War