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Near Lander in Fremont County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Dallas Dome Oil Field

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 1, 2016
1. Dallas Dome Oil Field Marker
Inscription.  
Site of Wyoming's First Oil Well - 1884

 
Erected by Citation Oil and Gas Corporation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 42° 43.818′ N, 108° 37.92′ W. Marker is near Lander, Wyoming, in Fremont County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 287 and Dallas Dome Road, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 287. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7213 Wyoming 789, Lander WY 82520, 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. Killed Here By Indians (approx. 2.8 miles away); Lander Valley Historical Sites (approx. 8.6 miles away); Lander's Mill (approx. 8.6 miles away); Palace Pharmacy, Albany Hotel, US Post Office (approx. 8.6 miles away); Main Street (approx. 8.6 miles away); I.O.O.F. Building (approx. 8.6 miles away); IOOF Building - Golden Rule Store (approx. 8.6 miles away); Lander Hotel (approx. 8.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lander.
 
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 Dallas Dome-Derby Dome Area - Wyoming Geological Association. The first published reference to petroleum in what is now the State of Wyoming was made in Washington Irving's "The Adventures of Captain Bonneville" published is 1837... The discovery well was drilled in 1884 by one Mike Murphy, an ex gold prospector, and a Dr.Graf of Omaha. The well was located a few feet from Bonneville's oil seep... (Submitted on August 1, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 1, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 208 times since then and 20 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on August 1, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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