Norman No.1 Oil Well and Museum

(620) 325-5316
P.O. Box 266, Neodesha, KS 66757
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From that first oil well drilled on the garden plot of T.J. Norman, a local blacksmith, the nation would become dependent on the supply of energy produced from what would become known as the Mid-Continent Oil Field of Southeast Kansas. Neodesha prospered during those early years because of huge capital investment. The home to a Standard Oil Refinery for over 70 years, Norman No.1 Museum replica tells the story of oil, war, depression and growth of a rural community in Southeast Kansas. The Norman No.1 Oil Well is a National Landmark representing the importance of the oil history that Neodesha gave to the nation. The museum features the 67 foot derrick replica, RV Park, Native American artifacts, historical photographs and art, clown memorabilia, antique dishes, W.P.A. doll collection, farm implements and tools, and a military exhibit.

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