Resourceful Scenes from the Past & Present
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Number 53 - Nebraska's First Producing Oil Well
Nebraska's first producing oil well, the Bucholz well, was drilled in Richardson County in 1940. It produced oil from Devonian rocks in sufficient quantity to win the $15,000 bonus offered by the state for the first commercial oil well in Nebraska.
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