Oil and Gas Possibilities of Western Whatcom County

By: Glover, Sheldon L.

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Very good plus copy of only edition with near fine map in pocket. Fascinating book for folks who own property in western Whatcom County. Name and date (1946) in ink on front cover. Newspaper clipping from May 17, 1945 Los Angeles Herald (noting 25 square mile oil and gas lease between Blaine and Ferndale) has stained the inside front cover and title page (but nice piece of history!). Rear cover appears to have been folded. Topographic map (with geologic formations) of western Whatcom County in pocket is near fine. 64 pp. plus map. Some bibliographic references. This is a study of the geology of western Whatcom County focusing on the possible occurence of oil and gas. There are details of many coal and water well logs. There are specific location details (for instance, oil seeped from the ground at Alabama and Orleans in Bellingham) for many wells. Many location are topographic map coordinates, so you can locate exact locations, possibly on your property. There are references to wells on King Mountain, Squalicum Mountain and in Blaine, Ferndale, Bellingham, Cedarville and Laurel, along with many historic farms, such as Lingbloom, Harden, Anderson, Holman, Bettsinger, Jepsom and King. There are references to Bellingham wells using old street names. The coordinates for a well in South Bellingham note that in 1893 a person identified as Clark caused a gas explosion twenty feet down the water well he was digging when he lit his pipe! If you live in the south part of Bellingham, you could use the coordinates to find out if this well is on your property! You might be able to track down the oil well that was reported to have been drilled on what is now called Chuckanut Ridge. We specialize in books about Bellingham and the surrounding area.

Title: Oil and Gas Possibilities of Western Whatcom County

Author Name: Glover, Sheldon L.

Categories: Bellinghamiana,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Olympia, WA, State of Washington: 1935

Binding: Wraps

Book Condition: Very Good Plus

Seller ID: 001668

Keywords: Whatcom County, Bellingham, Blaine, Ferndale, King Mountain, Lake Whatcom, Lake Padden, South Bellingham, Birch Bay, Lummi, Cedarville, Laurel