(5 mi. NW, on FM 1084)William Ivy Cook (1857-1923) and his wife Matilda moved to this county in 1895. With a brother-in-law, J.H. Nail, Cook purchased a 27.75-section ranch. The Cooks bought out Nail in 1898, and have owned the ranch ever since. During the 1918 Breckinridge and Ranger booms, Cook sold leases but prophesied he could drink from his hat all of the oil under his land. In 1925 his widow leased all open acreage to Charles Roeser, Tol Pendleton, and Marshall R. Young, of Roeser & Pendleton, Inc. This firm's second well in 1926 struck oil at 1241 feet and flowed at 1000 barrels a day. This prolific flow of oil at such a shallow depth has been one of Cook Ranch Field's remarkable features. Commercial low pressure gas injection was started on the ranch in 1927 and helped elevate recovery standards internationally.
|Placed By||Texas Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, December 31st, 2014 at 1:02pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14S E 471783 N 3620030|
|Decimal Degrees||32.71768333, -99.30110000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 43.061', W 99° 18.066'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 43' 3.66" N, 99° 18' 3.96" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 525 US-180, Albany TX 76430, US|
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