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Canada Strikes Oil - Leduc, Alberta 1947

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Canada Strikes Oil is the story of Vern Hunter, reliving his impression of the time Canada struck oil at Leduc in 1947. It begins with a brief look at the history of the oil industry in Canada: Petrolia, the boom of 1914, and the Turner Valley, setting the stage for Leduc. Told by Hunter himself and a narrator, the story follows the moment by moment drama leading up to the discovery, and the impact this discovery had on Alberta and the county as a whole. Canada was transformed into one of the world's major oil producers and exporters. Personal anecdotes and archival images bring to life an important turning point in Canada's economic history.

1991, 17 min 54 s

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