Drake, Edwin Laurentine

Drake, Edwin Laurentine

Drake, Edwin Laurentine, 1819-80, American oil well driller, b. Greene co., N.Y. In 1858 he was employed to conduct drilling operations and on Aug. 27, 1859, he struck oil near Titusville, Pa., at a depth of 69 ft (21.1 m). Drake's was the first producing oil well in the United States.
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  • A male duck
  • An archaic word for dragon (from Old English draca)
  • One of a range of artificial bait used in fly fishing


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  • Aubrey Graham (born 1986), stage name "Drake", a Canadian actor and rapper

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  • X Drake, a character from One Piece

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