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This black and white photograph shows a group of men standing before the blacksmith shop in Neodesha, Kansas. Standing second from left is T.J. Norman, Neodesha blacksmith on whose garden plot William M.Mills drilled the first commercially successful oil well in Kansas and in the Mid-Continent Field. Norman moved from the above location to a new place of business on the west bank of the Verdigris river east of town when the well was drilled in 1892.

Date: Between 1880 and 1892

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Item Number: 213280
Call Number: FK2.W5 N.73 S.Nor *1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 213280

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