Newcastle in Weston County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Accidental Oil Well
Erected by Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office.
Location. 43° 49.29′ N, 104° 8.458′ W. Marker is in Newcastle, Wyoming, in Weston County. Marker is on U.S. 16 near Big Red Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5329 US HIghway 16, Newcastle WY 82701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Field City (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Jenney Stockade (approx. one mile away); Camp Jenney (approx. one mile away); Cheyenne – Deadwood Trail (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Trains Power Newcastle (approx. 3.9 miles away); Cambria Powers the Trains (approx. 3.9 miles away); Hanging of Diamond L. Slim Clifton (approx. 4 miles away); Cambria (approx. 6.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newcastle.
Also see . . . Former oil well tourist attraction now produces family heartache -- Billing Gazette . <1>The wells never produced much oil, certainly not enough to live on. But that was never the point, said Smith’s daughter, Deb. The attraction was meant to be more than a tourist stop. An educational experience — that was her father’s dream. (Submitted on September 26, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 3, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 26, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 309 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 26, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.