Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Wyoming and Petrolia, Ontario
The original Christ Church caught fire in 1957 with only the tower and chime being saved. The chime of 11 bells cast by Meneely & Co. of West Troy, New York in 1909 was salvaged, and installed in the new church tower in 1958.
Petrolia is often credited with starting the world oil industry. In the 19th century oil was first discovered in nearby Oil Springs, a few kilometers down the road, but the boom was in Petrolia. Oil fields in the area are still pumping there to this day.