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Oil City in Caddo Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Oil City

 
 
Oil City Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 3, 2015
1. Oil City Marker
Inscription. In the early 1900's this was a small logging community known as Ananies. In 1906, the first discovery oil well in the field, the Savage No. 1, was brought in. Around 1908 the name of the town was changed to Oil City, by 1910 the population had jumped to around 12,000 and the town was booming. During the boom years, Oil City had the dubious reputation of being the roughest boom town in the country. By 1950 law and order prevailed and Oil City settled down to being a thriving, prosperous community. Since 1906 the oil industry has been the backbone of the economy. The Caddo Pine Island Field is currently producing about 8,000 bbls. of oil and 4,883,000 cu. ft. of gas daily. A very large percentage of the area work force is employed by the oil industry. The town has a heritage to be proud of, and has truly earned the right to be called “Oil City”.
 
Erected 1980 by W.C. "Dub" Allen & Sons.
 
Location. 32° 44.578′ N, 93° 58.264′ W. Marker is in Oil City, Louisiana, in Caddo Parish. Marker can be reached from S. Land Avenue 0.1 miles north of Savage Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oil City LA 71061, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9
Oil City Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 3, 2015
2. Oil City Marker
miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Over Water Oil Well (approx. 1.1 miles away); First State Bank of Belcher (approx. 8 miles away); Louisiana Maneuvers Led by General Patton (approx. 8 miles away); The Ruben V. Glassell House (approx. 8 miles away); Belcher Mound (approx. 8.1 miles away); Belcher Presbyterian Church (approx. 8.1 miles away); Cedar Bluff Ferry (approx. 8.3 miles away); Lynn Plantation (approx. 8.5 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Oil City, Louisiana - Our History. (Submitted on August 14, 2015.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Oil Drilling Model Next to Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 3, 2015
3. Oil Drilling Model Next to Marker
View to Northwest Towards Downtown Area image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 3, 2015
4. View to Northwest Towards Downtown Area
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 201 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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