Heritage, Volume 12, Number 3, Summer 1994 Page: 16
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As the West Texas
By Betty Orbeck
Texas Mid-Continent Oil & Gas Assn. Collection
The Texon Oil and Land Company's Santa Rita No. 1, located in Reagan County,
80 miles from Midland, blew in on May 28, 1923, after 21 gruelling months of
work. This is the well that brought the oil men to West Texas.
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