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This site is the web companion to an exhibit of the same name held in 2005-2006 at the Clarke Historical Library. The exhibit included a printed catalog telling the story of oil and natural gas exploration in Michigan, and a large number of documents and photographs that discussed the industry's history and the people who worked in it. The web component of the exhibit supplements the physical exhibit with almost 800 industry photographs which are arranged by decade. The web exhibit also contains the text of the exhibit catalog and supplemental geological information not found in the physical exhibit. Text written by Jack R. Westbrook.