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An oil town up close

As the price of oil falls, small town producers have been forced to cut back their operations. The effects go far beyond the well head.

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Falling crude prices hit Branford, Pa.
Falling crude prices hit Branford, Pa.
The modern oil industry was born in Western Pennsylvania in the mid 1800s, and monuments to the state's past abound.
NEXT: A reminder of what lies beneath
Last updated April 03 2009: 12:55 PM ET
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