Neodesha, Kansas: Norman No.1 Oil Well and Museum

67-foot-high replica derrick built in 1961 was placed on site of big 1892 oil discovery -- conveniently right next to a highway. Museum covers local history, oil industry, clowns, WPA doll collection, medical and dental instruments.

Norman 1 Oil Well Museum

106 S 1st St., Neodesha, KS
Northeast corner of Mill/US Hwy 75 and First St.
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Norman No. 1 Oil Well and Museum

The Norman No. 1 Oil Well is in Neodesha. It is an important part of history. Our atlas had it, so we stopped and really enjoyed the well and the museum.

[Ted Taylor, 08/30/2014]

Oil was discovered in blacksmith T. J. Norman's garden in 1892, site of the "First Commercial Oil Well in the Mid-Continent Oil Field."

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