Coy Coquette Locates Gusher

Coy Coquette Locates Gusher (HM2HJP)

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N 41° 30.902', W 79° 40.819'

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Early in 1864, A. C. Kepler dreamt he was in the woods with
young woman who some considered a coquette (a flirt). An
American Indian attacked him with a bow and arrow. The
woman stealthily advanced and handed him a rifle that she
plucked from the air. He fired at his foe, the Indian
immediately disappeared, and oil gushed from the spot
where he'd stood.
Visiting his brother soon after the dream, Kepler recognized
place on the Egbert Farm as the scene of his dream and
pointed out the location of the oil gusher to his brother. His
brother bored the Coquette Well at the spot, and it began
flowing 1,500 barrels a day.
Such a romantic and intriguing story became the object of
great curiosity. Tourists stopped daily to gaze upon the well
and to pay 10 cents to climb steps to watch the oil pour
into tanks. A share in the Coquette Well was considered a
small fortune.
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HM NumberHM2HJP
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Placed ByPennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Oil Heritage Region, Inc., and local donors
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 at 11:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 610120 N 4596773
Decimal Degrees41.51503333, -79.68031667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 30.902', W 79° 40.819'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 30' 54.12" N, 79° 40' 49.14" W
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