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TITUSVILLE — Ida (Minerva) Tarbell was a giant killer in a time of industrial giants. The journalist from Titusville wrote the “The History of the Standard Oil Company” — a work that eventually led to the dismemberment of the monopoly.

Tarbell’s larger-than-life character was captured in many of the cartoons of the gilded age, and many of them contained a sharp editorial edge as they took on the monopolies of the time.

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