Resourceful Scenes from the Past & Present
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Number 45 - First Producing Oil Well in Southwestern Nebraska
The first significant producing oil well in southwestern Nebraska, Barger No. 1, was drilled in Red Willow County in 1956 and opened this area to some of Nebraska's largest producing oil fields.
You can order on-line a hardcopy of Resourceful Scenes from Past and Present, from the School's store ("Nebraska Maps and More"). The full publication is a two-page fold-open.
Compiled by Roger K. Pabian, SNR Research Geologist, Emeritus
Illustrated by Alan Cook and Dee Ebbeka