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Overton, Texas: The Discovery Well

A tombstone-like roadside monument marks the first production oil well in the largest oil field in the world.

County Rd 4136, Overton, TX
From the intersection of Hwys 42 and 64 in Turnertown, drive east on Hwy 64 for three miles. Turn left at the post office onto CR 4105/Miller Ranch Rd. Drive a little over a mile, through several turns (Follow blue signs for Discovery Well). Turn right onto CR 4136. Drive a half-mile. You'll see the monument and well on the left.
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Oil monument.

Daisey Bradford No. 3

A monument marks the first production oil well in the largest oil field in the world. Brought in September 1930.

[Vince, 05/16/2015]

The tombstone-like monument has been standing since 1936, in a surprisingly woodsy spot for an oil field.

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