Petroleum Centre flourished from 1863 to 1870 on its twin livelihoods of oil and entertainment. This company town had no government, law enforcement, sanitation or public works. It was reputed to be the wickedest town east of the Mississippi!
Start at the Petroleum Centre Amphitheater for this leisurely 45-minute self-guiding tour. This trail begins across the bridge from the park office along the board walkway.
This trail is all level ground.
There are interpretive signs pointing out some of Petroleum Centre's significant buildings and history.
A section of the boardwalk
Informational signs along the walk
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