“PETROLEUM AND NATURAL GAS.
The Harvey Ware Well No. 1 well–No. 51 on Map II–located on a branch of Right Fork of Falls Creek, 2.2 miles southwest of Knawl starts at an elevation of 1015′ B., as determined by the writer, about 130 feet above the Upper Kittanning Coal seam. It is reported to have been drilled by John Farner in 1899 to a depth of about 1800 feet, or about 650 feet below the top of the Big Injun Sand– probably through the Gordon zone. Showings of oil and gas were reported by natives, but for the same reason as with the Cunningham well, the horizon of the pays was not learned. It was abandoned as non-paying.”
Source: County Reports and Maps: Braxton and Clay Counties, by West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey, Ray Vernon Hennen and Robert Murray Gawthrop, Wheeling News Litho Co., Wheeling, W.VA., 1917, page 308