Oklahoma City in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
Oklahoma's Oil Pioneers
These were the wildcatters, the roughnecks, drillers, pipe liners. the operators of primitive processing plants and those who provided the risk capital.
As the industry evolved these oil pioneers were joined by innovators, geologists, engineers, scientists and management people.
Through successes and frequent failures there developed the sciences. the technologies processes and conservation approaches that earned for Oklahoma the title "The State That Oil Built". These developments showed the way to economic benefits for all of Oklahoma and influenced technological progress in our nation and the world.
As result of these pioneering efforts Oklahoma was ranked as fourth largest crude oil producing state and was the third in natural gas production in 1976 the Bicentennial year of our nation.
Erected 1976 by Oklahoma Historical Society and Oklahoma Petroleum Council.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Science & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the Oklahoma Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1976.
Location. 35° 29.671′ N, 97° 29.865′ W. Marker is in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 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. Devon Oil and Gas Exploration Park (here, next to this marker); Current Oklahoma State Flag (within shouting distance of 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.
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. submitted on May 5, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.