Throwback Thursday: Mary Egging #1 Discovery Well

Happy #ThrowbackThursday from Nebraska Memories!

This week, we have a 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ postcard featuring the first oil producing well in Cheyenne County. Oil companies had drilled since 1915 without luck until this Mary Egging #1.

This image is published and owned by the Cheyenne County Historical Society and Museum. Located in Sidney, Nebraska, the items featured in this collection represent the people and places of Sidney, Fort Sidney, Potter, Dalton, and other communities in the county. Images include photos showing business districts in the heart of these towns, troops stationed at the fort, and William Jennings Bryan speaking at the Cheyenne County Court House.

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