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Pawhuska in Osage County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Pawhuska

“The Rich Oil History of the Osage”

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, May 1, 2012
1. Pawhuska Marker
Inscription. The legacy of oil and the Osages is one of the most intriguing facts of the oil industry in America.

On March 16, 1896, the first oil and gas lease was obtained covering all the Osage Reservation, and on October 28, 1897 the first producing well was completed and oil sold May, 1900.

The oil sold from this well was the first sold from an oil well in Oklahoma.

Since this historic beginning, billions of barrels of oil have been sold from wells in the Osage Nation, and Osage County became the state's most prolific oil producing area.
 
Location. 36° 39.714′ N, 96° 19.867′ W. Marker is in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, in Osage County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Srteet (U.S. 60) and Lynn Avenue, on the left when traveling west on East Main Srteet. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pawhuska OK 74056, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Pawhuska (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Pawhuska (here, next to this marker); Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); First Boy Scout Troop in America (approx. 0.2
Pawhuska Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 1, 2012
2. Pawhuska Marker
The Rich Oil History of the Osage Marker is just to the right of the flag pole
miles away); An Answer To Prayer (approx. half a mile away); Restoring the Whiting Apartments (approx. half a mile away); Vernon Whiting (approx. half a mile away); Site of the First Osage Agency Building (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Pawhuska.
 
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By Bill Kirchner, May 1, 2012
3. Pawhuska Markers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 355 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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