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Galena-Signal Oil Company

Type: 

Roadside

Founded 1865. Under the leadership of Charles Miller & Joseph Sibley, it produced high - quality lubricants used by most U.S. railroads. Purchased 1878 by John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil, which used Galena-Signal products to gain dominance over area railroads and a virtual monopoly of the U.S. oil industry. Independent after the breakup of Standard Oil in 1911. Absorbed 1931 by Valvoline. Headquarters located here, 1901-1931.

Dedication Date: 

08/07/1999

Location

1140 Liberty St. (at S Park St.), Franklin

County: 

Venango

Latitude: 

41.40

Longitude: 

-79.83