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Devon Oil and Gas Exploration Park

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
1. Devon Oil and Gas Exploration Park Marker
Inscription.  The story of oil and gas discovery is a tale of risk, innovation, fortunes won and lost, spectacular successes, and dramatic changes. The Devon Oil and Gas Exploration park at the Oklahoma History Center interprets some of the technology that is part of the fascinating history of Oklahoma's oil industry.

Technological innovations in Oklahoma oil fields revolutionized petroleum production worldwide and greatly expanded the industry. Equipment found in the park explores the drilling, production, and transportation of the Oklahoma oil and gas industry.

Much of the equipment that is located in the park was donated to the Oklahoma Historical Society in the mid-1960s in an effort to begin the Mid-Continent Oil Museum. Oklahoma oil fields are part of the huge Mid-Continent Oil Region, which stretches from central Texas across Oklahoma to eastern Kansas.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceParks & Recreational Areas.
 
Location. 35° 29.673′ N, 97° 29.867′ W. Marker is in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
2. Devon Oil and Gas Exploration Park Marker
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, in Oklahoma County. Marker is on Nazih Zuhdi Drive west of North Laird Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Marker is located inside the park (which is enclosed by a fence), which is an exterior exhibit of the Oklahoma History Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City OK 73105, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oklahoma's Oil Pioneers (here, next to this marker); Current Oklahoma State Flag (a few steps from this marker); First Oklahoma State Flag (within shouting distance of this marker); First National Flag of the Confederacy (within shouting distance of this marker); Choctaw Nation Flag (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Flag of the Republic of Texas (within shouting distance of this marker); First Flag of the Republic of Texas (within shouting distance of this marker); Flag of the Republic of Mexico (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oklahoma City.
 
Devon Oil and Gas Exploration Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
3. Devon Oil and Gas Exploration Park Marker
Marker is behind a fenced area on the grounds of Oklahoma History Center. (It was closed when I was there)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 5, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 5, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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May. 11, 2021