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Nellie Johnstone #1
200 N Cherokee
Visitors to historic Johnstone Park can enjoy viewing a replica of the Nellie Johnstone #1, the first commercial oil well drilled in what is now the state of Oklahoma on April 15, 1897. The replica marks the spot of the original site. The Nellie Johnstone #1 gets its name from a young Delaware Indian maiden who owned the land on which the well was discovered. Currently there is a new Visitor's Center design that is and official project of the Oklahoma Centennial Commemoration and is funded in part through a grant made possible by the Oklahoma Legislature. The area will be called Discovery 1 Park. A new animated derrick will be the centerpiece for Discovery 1 Park.
Image courtesy bartlesvillehistory.com