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eBook The Burning Springs and Other Tales of the Little Kanawha download ISBN: 0870120166
Author: Howard B. Lee
Publisher: McClain Printing Co (January 1, 1997)
Language: English
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Category: History
Subcategory: Americas

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Lee was born in Wirt County, West Virginia and graduated from Marshall College.

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Minnai
This is an amazing book. Although it covers other topics, it focusses on the oil boom town of Burning Springs, West Virginia. It was a place like the gold and silver mining towns of the West and it was the target of a major raid during the Civil War. Burning Springs was the site of the second oil discovery in America, though it is infinitely less well-known than Titusville, Pennsylvania. It played a major role in what ultimately became the Standard Oil Company. This book really is a must-read for anyone interested in the origins of the oil industry or who lives in or grew up in Parkersburg, West Virginia (as well, of course, those from Wirt County where the stories occur - but when I was young Wirt County had fewer people than we had students in our three-year high school in Parkersburg.)
I can't understand why I hadn't read this book years ago. First published when I was in college (1968) and no longer living in West Virginia, and before I became interested in genealogy, which was in the mid `70s, I never bought it because I don't have any relatives who lived in Wirt County. Oh, my 4th great-grandfather and his brothers-in-law were the first white men to see the site of Burning Springs but they played no role in these fascinating stories. What ultimately got me to buy it was my recollection of the tale my brother (who is 12 years older than me) used to tell about the Civil War conflagration that occurred only 40 miles from where we grew up.
Strangely, although I was one of the 220 winners of the state history award in 1963 (West Virginia's centennial year), so I perhaps paid more attention to West Virginia history than most, we never discussed Burning Springs in school in Parkersburg. Of course, we were using books written in the `30s when Civil War history was still "controversial" in West Virginia.
The story I heard as a child was somewhat exaggerated, or perhaps I only remember it that way, but the real story was no less interesting. A rebel unit (Mr. Lee's term of choice for the Confederates) swept into Burning Springs and set perhaps 200,000 barrels of oil on fire, much of which went into the Little Kanawha River and burned for 13 miles downstream. Of particular interest to me was the report that rebel commander, General William Jones, sent a report to Robert E. Lee justifying the destruction because he claimed, totally falsely, that the wells were owned by southern sympathizers and had been confiscated by Union supporters.
Howard Lee is that rare individual who is both a great storyteller and writer, as well as a careful historian. He was a lawyer and politician (Attorney General of the state for eight years), which explains the storyteller but most lawyers make poor history writers. His grandfather, also a lawyer, is the source of many of these stories and Lee's recollection of those stories is remarkable - and totally believable. Lee was fascinated with the history of his hometown from an early age and writing this book more than sixty years after he did much of the research for it does not diminish its credibility. This book only takes a few hours to read and it is time well spent.
Lynnak
While I was expecting more from the title than was contained, I was pleased with the information that it did contain. I have ancestors from Burning Springs and it was very enlightening to see who settled the area, why, where the name come from. I had not put together why so many of my ancestors were in the oil business until I read this book.
Hulis
Bought for freind.
Malarad
The book gave me a much greater appreciation of the Burning Springs area and history. Howard Lee does a wonderful job of bringing life to a wonderful time in history.