The Birthplace of Petroleum Industry
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Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas


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Location: Petroleum Park, South 12th Street, Corsicana, TX

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The Birthplace of the Petroleum Industry

West of the Mississippi River, in this well, drilled by H. G. Johnston, E. H. Akin, and Charles Rittersbacher under contract for a water well for the city of Corsicans in 1894, the first oil in commercial quantities in the mid-continent area was discovered at 1035 feet.

Marker erected by the State of Texas in 1936

 


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PETROLEUM PARK IMPROVEMENT
COMMITTEE

BOB FLUKER
DON STEELY
NEIL HAYNIE
S.L. BRASHEAR
W.J.McKIE
H. R. STROUBE
C. L. BROWN Jr.
PAUL CURINGTON
YVONNE PUTMAN
LAMAR SCHANTZ
ROY MILLER
VIRGINIA SCHOLLE
JAMES SYKES
GEORGE BAUM Jr


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PETROLEUM PARK DONORS

NEIL HAYNIE
WHEELOCK-WEINSCHEL CO.
GEORGE WEINSCHEL
ROBERT WHEELOCK
MOBIL PIPE LINE CO.
C. L. BROWN Jr
C. L. BROWN III
H. R. STROUBE Jr
SIDNEY MILLER
WILLIAM J. McKIE
CITY OF CORSICANA
JESSE CHILDERS
WATSON ELECTRIC
CENTRAL MONUMENT WORKS


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BIRTHPLACE OF THE TEXAS
OIL INDUSTRY

FIRST IMPORTANT OIL FIELD IN TEXAS OPENED HERE OCT 15, 1885.
FIRST SUCCESSFUL REFINERY IN TEXAS COMPLETED CHRISTMAS DAY, 1888

PLAQUE PRESENTED TO
THE CITIZENS OF CORSICANA
BY THE
TEXAS MID-CONTINENT OIL & GAS ASSOCIATION


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Birth Place of the Texas Oil Industry

First Important
Field First Successful
Refinery

 

Park and Medallion/Coin design was created by Sue  Cook

 


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Commerative Token

 


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