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Catalog Number 2014.014.093
Object Name Print, Photographic
Description Oil head fire.
On the front "Oil Well, Kelly Farm Bristow, Okla"
On the back"Wilcox discovery well on fire on Robt. Kelly farm 35-16-8 vicinity of poor farm. Drilled in Nov. 2, 1920"

Wilcox Oil, started about 1914. First big well was in 1920. H.F. Wilcox retired in 1943.
Frank Dunn became President. The company was later purchased by Tenneco Oil Co.

Tulsa headquarters was built in 1920 on the Southwest corner of Seventh and Denver.

The following photos came from a Scrap Book that was titled " Oklahoma Properties. Refinery & Gasoline Plant. Russell, Kans. Properties

Images have very few names of the people in them or the exact area the image was taken.

OKLAHOMA PROPERTIES
Oil head fire.
On the front "Oil Well, Kelly Farm Bristow, Okla"
On the back"Wilcox discovery well on fire on Robt. Kelly farm 35-16-8 vicinity of poor farm. Drilled in Nov. 2, 1920"
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