Artesia Oil Fields Produce 1200 Barrels Oil Daily While Activity Centers in Lea County

This article provides some of the history behind the discovery of oil in New Mexico. It emphasizes the activities in Artesia, but it explains the early developments of the oil industry in Lea County.

Document Type: Newspaper Article
Historical Event: Resources
Sub Event: Discovery of Oil near Hobbs
Origin: Roswell Daily Record
Date: September 28, 1928
Author: Not Cited
Permission: Fair Use
Contributor: Roger Zimmerman
Albuquerque Historical Society

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An educational resource for New Mexico high school history programs.

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