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Burkburnett in Wichita County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Fowler Discovery Well

(400 Yards North)

 
 
Fowler Discovery Well Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, November 23, 2021
1. Fowler Discovery Well Marker
Inscription.  In 1918, cotton farmers Shields and Cassie Fowler considered leaving their land due to oppressive drought conditions. Aware of small but successful oil finds in the area, however, Cassie suggested they drill a well on their land. With help from family, friends and local business owners, they began drilling near their hog pen, and the Fowler Discovery Well blew in on July 26. The largest producing well in the town to that point, it yielded about 2,500 barrels a day once contained. The well tapped the vast Townsite Pool and triggered four years of boomtown growth for Burkburnett. The area soon had close to 3,000 wells and several refineries.
 
Erected 2005 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13236.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical date for this entry is July 26, 1918.
 
Location. 34° 6.274′ N, 98° 34.297′ W. Marker is in Burkburnett, Texas, in Wichita County. Marker is on East 9th Street west of North Avenue F, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Burkburnett TX 76354, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
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are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Red River (approx. 1.4 miles away); Burkburnett (approx. 1.4 miles away); Burnett Horse Ranch (approx. 2.4 miles away); Northwest Extension Oilfield (approx. 3.4 miles away); Thrift (approx. 3.4 miles away); Bridgetown (approx. 5.9 miles away); The Receiver Bridge (approx. 6˝ miles away); Ghost Town of Clara (approx. 7.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burkburnett.
 
Fowler Discovery Well Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, November 23, 2021
2. Fowler Discovery Well Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2021, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. This page has been viewed 153 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 30, 2021, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.

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