Petrolia Asks Shah to Share Wealth

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Petrolia Asks Shah to Share Wealth - Ontario Town Asks Shah To Share His Oil Wealth...
Ontario Town Asks Shah To Share His Oil Wealth fmse SHAM I Social MthaFrM Pratt PETROLIA, Ontario If it weren't for Pe-trolia, Pe-trolia, Pe-trolia, would the Shah of Iran be where he is today? No, say the townspeople of Petrolia, which is about 60 miles northeast of Windsor, and they have written the Shah to tell him so. Their letter, accompanied by a sheaf of Petrolia photographs and a community history, history, is an appeal for $700,000 in exchange for Petrolia's help in getting Iran into the oil business more than a half century ago. BACK IN THE 1860s, Petrolia and its environs environs experienced an oil boom. By the turn of the century, the boys of Petrolia were among the world's most skilled practitioners in the discovery and drilling of oil. In 1905, a group of Petrolia men began oil explorations in Iran, then Persia. Three years later, eight of them made that nation's nation's first oil strike, assuring Iran's future as en oil-rich oil-rich oil-rich country. But as Iran's oil Industry blossomed, hard -times -times came to Petrolia. Its oil fields dried ; up. Construction of stately Victorian man-; man-; man-; sions that lined Petrolia's streets came to an end and visitors no longer checked in at the town's nine hotels. '- '- Today, weeds cluster around the old oil drills and the ornata buildings, like the Vic- Vic- Please turn to Page 9A, CoL 1

Clipped from Detroit Free Press18 May 1975, SunMETROPage 3

Detroit Free Press (Detroit, Michigan)18 May 1975, SunMETROPage 3
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