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THE GREAT CHINO VALLEY OIL BOOM

Wildcatters were sinking new oil wells across the Chino Valley. Prospectors and geologists were scouring the region. Prominent citizens and geologists were scouring the region. Prominent citizens were founding new oil companies…investing in stock…making plans for the new settlement of Oil City, Arizona.

The area was poised to become the next great oil bonanza. All that remains are a handful of rusted and abandoned well heads. This lecture presents the tragedy and comedy surrounding the north Central Arizona oil booms.

Saturday, July 23, 2016 2 p.m. – West Gallery. Admission is free.

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