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Stairtown in Caldwell County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Rafael Rios No. 1

(Located 0.8 Mi.N, on Farm Road 671)

 
 
Rafael Rios No. 1 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, September 1, 2014
1. Rafael Rios No. 1 Marker
Inscription.  Discovery well of Luling Field, a major Texas oil area. Wildcatter E.B. Davis drilled on land owned by R. Rios. Well came in Aug. 10, 1922, after 3 dry holes had been drilled in same area. Magnolia (now Mobil) Oil Co. bought field 1926. By 1969, production was 135,000,000 barrels.
 
Erected 1970 by State Historical Survey Comittee. (Marker Number 12654.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical month for this entry is August 1854.
 
Location. 29° 43.069′ N, 97° 43.681′ W. Marker is in Stairtown, Texas, in Caldwell County. Marker is at the intersection of San Marcos Highway (State Highway 80) and Stairtown Road (County Route 671), on the right when traveling east on San Marcos Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Luling TX 78648, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Prairie Lea United Methodist Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); William Johnson Cabin (approx. 5.4 miles away); Edgar B. Davis (approx. 5.4 miles away); First Baptist Church of Luling
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By Jim Evans, September 1, 2014
2. Rafael Rios No. 1 Marker
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(approx. 5.4 miles away); Zedler's Mills (approx. 5.8 miles away); Old Nixon Cemetery (approx. 7.6 miles away); Camp Clark, C.S.A. (approx. 8 miles away); Edmund P. Kuempel Rest Area (approx. 8.4 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Inscribed on back of marker: Donated by Mobil Oil Corporation.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 5, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 887 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 5, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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