Elko in Elko County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Oil From Shale
Robert M. Catlin, Sr. spent many years experimenting on the extraction of crude oil from these beds before beginning the commercial production of oil. After a production period of less than two years, the plant was closed in the fall of 1924. Hi-power Catlin Oil was too expensive to compete with the fossil oils of that day.
Easily 50 years ahead of his time. Catlin did, for a few years give Elkoans and Nevadans, a dream and the community an oil boom in the Roaring Twenties.
Erected by Division of Historic Preservation and Archeology, Northeastern Nevada Historical Society. (Marker Number 229.)
Location. 40° 49.529′ N, 115° 46.8′ W. Marker is in Elko, Nevada, in Elko County. Marker is on West Idaho Street (Nevada Route 535) near Hot Springs Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1343 West Idaho Street, Elko NV 89802, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Elko Airport (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Star Hotel (approx. 0.9 miles away); Elko Independent (approx. one mile away); Pioneer Saloon and Hotel (approx. one mile away); Elko County High School (approx. 1.1 miles away); Missouri Flats (approx. 1.2 miles away); Artzaina Zain (approx. 1.4 miles away); Sherman Station (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elko.
More about this marker. This marker is across from the Elko Airport.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 1, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 240 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 1, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.