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Near Devon in Division No. 11, Alberta — Canada’s Prairie Region
 

Leduc-Woodbend Oil Field

Le Site Pétrolifière Leduc-Woodbend

 
 
Leduc-Woodbend Oil Field Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 29, 2008
1. Leduc-Woodbend Oil Field Marker
Inscription.  The development of this field in 1947 marked a turning point in the history of the Alberta petroleum industry. After the drilling of Leduc No. 1, the geographical focus of the industry shifted from Turner Valley northward to the central plains area, where vast oil reserves were uncovered. Oil production, which has been in decline, expanded dramatically and the Edmonton area became a petrochemical and distributing centre. The boom in output enable Alberta to become, for the first time, a major oil producer and permitted Canada to move toward self-sufficiency in petroleum.

Le Site Pétrolifière Leduc-Woodbend

Le développement de ce site en 1947 constitua un point tournant dans l’histoire de l’industrie pétrolière en Alberta. Après le forage du puits Leduc no 1, l’industrie délaissa la vallée Turner pour les plaines centrals ver le nord, où de vastes reserves de pétrole furent découvertes. La production pétrolière, après avoir régressés, prit alors une expansion phénoménale, et Edmonton en devint un centre de traitement et de distribution. Cet essor de la production fit de l’Alberta, pour la première fois, un important
Marker in front of Canadian Petroleum Discovery Center image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 29, 2008
2. Marker in front of Canadian Petroleum Discovery Center
fournisseur de pétrole et permit au Canada de s’acheminer vers l’autosuffisance en matière de produits pétroliers.
 
Erected 1997 by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board series list.
 
Location. 53° 19.798′ N, 113° 43.742′ W. Marker is near Devon, Alberta, in Division No. 11. Marker can be reached from Provincial Highway 60. Located in the Canadian Petroleum Discovery Center just east of Highway 60. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Devon, Alberta T9G 0A8, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 5, 2008, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,216 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 5, 2008, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.
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