Casper, Wy. A.J. Hazlett, 1926. pp. Original printed wrappers. Light wear and creasing to wraps; spine ends slightly chipped. Light tanning and a few unobtrusive, contemporary ink annotations internally. Very good. Item #1343
Volume I of what was intended to be an annual directory, but evidently the only edition published. As the publisher proclaims on the first page, "This book is a gusher of information" -- it provides an alphabetical listing of more than 750 oil and gas producing companies, refineries, natural gas plants, marketing companies, supply houses, carbon black works, brokerage firms, etc. in states across the Rockies, Southwest, and Plains. Each listing includes the company name and address(es), amount of capital authorized and issued, par value, state of incorporation, officers, and locations of principal properties. The directory is preceded by statistical tables with information on pipelines, refineries, and production in Wyoming, Montana, and the Rockies. Also with advertisements throughout for wide-ranging Casper businesses, from oil camp suppliers to investment bankers. Rare, OCLC locates only two copies -- at Denver Public Library and the University of Wyoming.