Oklahoma's National Register of Historic Places

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ID Number 89001962
Historic Name NANCY TAYLOR #1 OIL WELL SITE
Description of Significance THE NANCY TAYLOR NO. 1 OIL WELL SITE NEAR HASKELL, OKLAHOMA WAS CRUCIAL TO THE EARLY FINANCIAL SUCCESS OF J. PAUL GETTY, CO-FOUNDER OF ONE OF THE LARGEST INDEPENDENT OIL OPERATING COMPANIES IN U.S. HISTORY. THE NANCY TAYLOR NO. 1 WAS THE FIRST OIL WELL DRILLED BY GETTY AND ITS SALE IN 1916 FURNISHED THE CAPITAL WHICH ENABLED HIM TO QUICKLY BECOME A SUCCESSFUL INDEPENDENT OIL OPERATOR. HE BECAME A MILLIONAIRE BY JUNE OF 1916. THE SUCCESS OF THIS WELL GENERATED A BOOM IN DRILLING ACTIVITY IN THE AREA. THE SITE CONSISTS OF A WELL CASING HEAD, AN ELEVATED WOODEN TANK AND PLATFORM, A SLUSH PIT, AND AN ELEVATED METAL WALKWAY. LISTED IN NATIONAL REGISTER 11/15/1989.
Current Name THE JAMES LEASE
Address HASKELL LAKE ROAD WEST OF US-64
City HASKELL VICINITY
County MUSKOGEE
Lot
Block
Current Section 20
Township 16N
Range 15E
Type SITE
Historic Function INDUSTRY/PROCESSING/EXTRACTION: EXTRACTIVE FACILITY
Current Function INDUSTRY/PROCESSING/EXTRACTION: EXTRACTIVE FACILITY
Area Signficance 1 INDUSTRY
Area Significance 2
Date Prepared MAY 31, 1989
Year Built 1915-1916
Original Site YES
Architect/Builder N/A
Architectural Style N/A
Roof Material N/A
Wall Material N/A
Window Material N/A
Door Material N/A
Decorative Details
Condition UNCOLLECTED
Comments
Restricted N