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  • Writer's pictureLawrence Lore

Last Rites for First Producing Well

According to the records of the Bridgeport Office, old well No. 1 on the C L Lewis farm, Petty Township, was completed on or about May 10, 1906 as the first producing oil well in the county. It was drilled by Gibson and Veach on the south bank of the slough caused by the overflow of what is commonly knonw as Muddy Creek The photo below shows the abandoment of the well. (No date is given)

L to R:

Front row: C Ransbottom, Robert Spaulding, A L Skinner, F L Thompson, J W Harlan, John Denton,

Back row: C H Shroyer, G I Lapin, D M York, R M Morris, J W Yost.

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