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

Oil and Gas Industry

The Red River Journey

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
1. Oil and Gas Industry Marker
Inscription.  In western Carter County, Oklahoma, the opening of the Healdton oil field in 1913 ignited southern Oklahoma's great oil boom. The largest of nine fields discovered in Carter County, the Healdton field had produced more than two million barrels of oil by 1937. Because of the shallow depth of the wells, it was known as a "poor man's field."

Oil industry leaders such as Lloyd Noble, Robert A. Hefner Sr., and Erle P. Halliburton earned their initial successes here.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1913.
 
Location. 35° 29.608′ N, 97° 29.893′ W. Marker is in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in Oklahoma County. Marker can be reached from Nazih Zuhdi Drive west of North Laird Avenue. Marker is part of the Red River Journey pathway, which is on the grounds of the Oklahoma History Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City OK 73104, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Initial Point (a few steps from this marker); Corn and Pumpkin (a few steps from this marker); State of Sequoyah (a few
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By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
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steps from this marker); Red River Rivalry (a few steps from this marker); Oklahoma's Elusive Southern Border (a few steps from this marker); The Chisholm Trail (a few steps from this marker); Chickasaw Nation (within shouting distance of this marker); San Bernardo (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 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 12, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 12, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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