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Description: Photograph of two oil miners working a city lot oil well, in Blackwell, OK, with a note that reads, "Oklahoma has another oil boom, this time a series of backyard oil wells drilled on city lots on the edge of the residential section of Blackwell. Two of the oil 'miners' are shown working their well, which is the smallest in the world. The wells come in at an average depth of only twenty-three feet from an oil sand eighteen inches deep. The wells are being drilled with post augers and pumped by hand with common farm pitcher pumps. The wells produce five to six barrels per day."
Date: January 17, 1933
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0142.0076]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "Ponca City Dec. 16th. (Special) - While a crowd of more than 5,000 persons looked on, Santa Claus spent a bury evening presenting bonus checks totaling more than $200,000 to about 1,700 Continental Oil Co. employees in front of the gaily decorated home office building here Wednesday night."
Date: 1937
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society