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Actual Site of Norman No. 1 Marker image, Touch for more information
By William Fischer, Jr., July 7, 2012
Actual Site of Norman No. 1 Marker
Kansas (Wilson County), Neodesha — Actual Site of Norman No. 1 — Opening Well of the Mid-Continent Field
From this discovery well the field spread first west then south to the Gulf of Mexico. The Norman No. 1 was dirlled in November 1892 by O L Bloom of Independence for William Mills of Osawatomie on land owned by T. J. Norman of Neodesha. The hole . . . — Map (db m57722) HM
Kansas (Wilson County), Neodesha — Brown Hotel
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Circa 1896 — Map (db m57601) HM
Kansas (Wilson County), Neodesha — Civil War Memorial
In Memory of the Defenders of the Union 1861 - 1865 Nor shall your glory be forgot while fame her record keeps or honor points the hallowed spot where valor proudly sleeps — Map (db m57808) HM
Kansas (Wilson County), Neodesha — Dutch Lorbeer — American Legion Park
Adley "Dutch" Lorbeer (1902-1983) came to Neodesha in 1929. Dutch enjoyed a six year pro-ball stint with the Pittsburg[h] Pirates and the New York Yankees organizations, an experience which profoundly influenced the rest of his life. Returning to . . . — Map (db m57603) HM
Kansas (Wilson County), Neodesha — Norman No. 1 — Opening well of the Mid-Continent Field
Kansas has long been oil country. There are legends that Indians held council around the lights of burning springs. Immigrants, it is known, skimmed "rock tar" from such oil seeps to grease the axles of their wagons. Three blocks southeast, on . . . — Map (db m57638) HM
Kansas (Wilson County), Neodesha — 57 — Opening of the Mid-Continent Oil Field
Kansas has long been oil country. There are legends that Indians held council around the lights of burning springs. Emigrants, it is known, skimmed "rock tar" from such oil seeps to grease the axles of their wagons. A mile southeast is the site . . . — Map (db m57598) HM
Kansas (Wilson County), Neodesha — Sgt Mike Ritter
In honor of Sgt. Mike Ritter U.S.M.C. 1980 — Map (db m57619) HM
Kansas (Wilson County), Neodesha — Soldiers of the World War — Legion Memorial Bridge
In memory of Charles Wesley Avars · Percy J Bates · Stanton K Berry · Martin F Bowles · Albert B Carstedt · Ocal Chapman · Jesse E Crisp · Clay Dotson · Paul H Graves · Cass Hale · Louis R Hines · Dexter L Hurlburt · Charles F James · Charles . . . — Map (db m57636) HM
Kansas (Wilson County), Neodesha — World War Homefront and Neodesha Cemetery Association Founders Memorial Pavilion
To the grateful memory of those who endured sacrifice and sorrow that we might serve In memory of the Founders Neodesha Cemetery Association 1883 — Map (db m57809) HM
Kansas (Wilson County), Neodesha — World War II Memorial — 1941 - 1945 — In Memoriam
In honor of those who served our country in World War II [Roll of Honored Dead] Leonard M. Anstine · Robert J. Bone · Paul E. Boyer · Robert Bray · Edgar C. Briles · Billy Casey · Harold E. Cooper · Ray N. Daugherty · Bufford Deeds · . . . — Map (db m57632) HM

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