OIL & GAS: A Poor Man's Field

OIL & GAS

In the corn-bread-and-collards country around Greensburg, Ky., farmers have known they were sitting on top of oil ever since the first oil was found in a saltwater well in 1828. But geologists and oilmen insisted it could not be produced commercially; too much water was mixed with the oil. Almost the only man who doubted the experts was Milton G. Turner, 63, a local farmer, trader and self-taught oil expert. He thought they were dead wrong. Last week he had the best evidence to prove it. A snaking strip of...

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