Just north of Prospect, Daniel Shanor found oil on his farm in early 1890. Horse-drawn carts hauled the crude oil to a refinery in East Butler. Shanor’s neighbors followed suit and soon oil wells dotted farms along Big Run, a small tributary that…

In the mid-twentieth century, Pullman Standard was the powerhouse of Butler industry and commerce. Nearly fifty percent of supplies and materials were purchased within the county. Their payroll funneled millions into the local Butler economy every…