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Artesia in Eddy County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

The Derrick Floor

 
 
The Derrick Floor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 26, 2012
1. The Derrick Floor Marker
Inscription. Dedicated to the men and women who take the risks and do the work to find, produce and refine New Mexico oil and gas. This monument of a 1950s drilling rig is unveiled in celebration of the 80th anniversary of the Illinois #3, the first commercial oil well in southwestern New Mexico and first oil well on state-owned lands in New Mexico.
 
Erected 2004.
 
Location. 32° 50.517′ N, 104° 24.199′ W. Marker is in Artesia, New Mexico, in Eddy County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street and South 6th Street, on the right when traveling east on West Main Street. Click for map. Marker is on the southeast corner. Marker is in this post office area: Artesia NM 88210, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Lady of Artesia (approx. 0.2 miles away); Independent Spirit (approx. 0.3 miles away); Castaño de Sosa’s Route (approx. 2.3 miles away); Artesia (approx. 3.6 miles away); a different marker also named Artesia (approx. 8.3 miles away); Seven Rivers Cemetery (approx. 8.3 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 10 miles away).
 
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The Derrick Floor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 26, 2012
2. The Derrick Floor Marker
The Derrick Floor image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 26, 2012
3. The Derrick Floor
The Derrick Floor image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 26, 2012
4. The Derrick Floor
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 357 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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