Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "Oilfield workers Friday continued an effort to shut off a wild gas well at Hobbs, N. M. The well blew its top February 2 and every day since then has spewed enough gas in the air to meet the needs of a city with a population of 340,000."
Date: February 13, 1953
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society