The first oil well was drilled in Pennsylvania in 1859 by Edwin Drake, who started the modern oil industry. It was called "Drake's Folly". Drake never patented the idea and lived on a meager pension until his death in 1880. The first gas-power car was still several decades from being invented.
NO CARS IN 1859!
In 1879, when Thomas Alva Edison invented a carbon filament that burned for forty hours.