Opening Well of the Mid-Continent FieldFrom this discovery well the field spread first west then south to the Gulf of Mexico. The Norman No. 1 was dirlled in November 1892 by O L Bloom of Independence for William Mills of Osawatomie on land owned by T. J. Norman of Neodesha. The hole was bottomed at 832 feet in 22 feet of Neodesha Bartlesville Oil Sand on November 28, 1892. On October 1, 1893, the well was shot by G.M. Perry of Oswego. Its initial production was 12 barrels daily. After producing for 26 years it was abandoned because of leaky casing. C.E. Vickers, field foreman for the Prairie Oil and Gas Company, pulled the casing from the well in 1919.
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|Series||This marker is part of the National Historic Landmarks series|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 2:20am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 263475 N 4144257|
|Decimal Degrees||37.41493333, -95.67263333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 24.896', W 95° 40.358'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 24' 53.76" N, 95° 40' 21.48" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 101-199 E Mill St, Neodesha KS 66757, US|
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