Richardson Oil Well

Richardson Oil Well

Date: 1914
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a group of men gathered around an oil well. The well extends above the photograph, and pipes lead away from it to the right.
Contributing Partner: Richardson Public Library
Oil Well

Oil Well

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Maggie Ray McKinney Oil Well, the first oil well in Bee County. On December 29, 1929 as the Houston Oil Company drilled for gas, the first oil well in Bee County was brought in on the JJ McKinney land east of Pettus. Humble Oil and Refining Company completed McKinney No. 1 Oil Well, Bee County, January 31, 1930. The discovery brought a rush of people to the community of Pettus. The discovery of oil relieved the pressure of depression. By 1937, the county boasted of 53 gas fields, with 212 wells, and 62 oil fields, with 456 wells, producing 1,863,806 barrels of oil. Oil and gas are still important industries in Bee County.
Contributing Partner: Bee County Historical Commission
Celebrating the First Oil Well in Bee County -  Maggie Ray McKinney #1 Celebration Barbecue

Celebrating the First Oil Well in Bee County - Maggie Ray McKinney #1 Celebration Barbecue

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of people that attended a barbecue held by the McKinney Family in celebration of the new oil well Bee County. More than 500 people attended the event. On December 29, 1929 as the Houston Oil Company drilled for gas, the first oil well in Bee County was brought in on the JJ McKinney land east of Pettus. Humble Oil and Refining Company completed McKinney No. 1 Oil Well, Bee County, January 31, 1930.
Contributing Partner: Bee County Historical Commission
First Oil Well in Bee County: Maggie Ray McKinney 1929

First Oil Well in Bee County: Maggie Ray McKinney 1929

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Maggie Ray McKinney Oil Well in Pettus, Texas in 1929. There are cars parked around the well as people came to the well to see it "brought in." On December 29, 1929 as the Houston Oil Company drilled for gas, the first oil well in Bee County was brought in on the JJ McKinney land east of Pettus. Humble Oil and Refining Company completed McKinney No. 1 Oil Well, Bee County, January 31, 1930. The discovery brought a rush of people to the community of Pettus, and relieved the pressure of the Great Depression. By 1937, the county boasted of 53 gas fields, with 212 wells, and 62 oil fields, with 456 wells, producing 1,863,806 barrels of oil. Oil and gas are still important industries in Bee County.
Contributing Partner: Bee County Historical Commission
Oil Well in New Mexico

Oil Well in New Mexico

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Robinson B#2 oil well in New Mexico.
Contributing Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame
Workers Cleaning Well

Workers Cleaning Well

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Powell #2 oil well in Crockett County, Texas. There are three workers in work clothes cleaning the well.
Contributing Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame
Workers Cleaning Well

Workers Cleaning Well

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Powell #2 oil well in Crockett County, Texas. There are three workers in work clothes cleaning the well.
Contributing Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame
Oil Tanks

Oil Tanks

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of oil tanks at the Hendricks Tank Battery in Winkler County, Texas. The picture is from wintertime, as evidenced by the snow on the ground.
Contributing Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame
Oil Flowing from Well

Oil Flowing from Well

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of oil flowing from a 4" line at the Hendricks #11 oil well in Winkler County, Texas.
Contributing Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame
Hendricks Oil Line

Hendricks Oil Line

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Hendricks B#3 standard rig rod line in Winkler County, Texas.
Contributing Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame
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