Features memorabilia on Big Lake and Texon. Texon was developed by Texon Oil and Land Co., developers of the Big Lake Oil Field. The museum features artifacts of the Santa Rita No. 1 and other oil-related relics. Open 9 a.m.–noon Mon.–Fri. 609 Main St. 325/884-2980.
Actual well site (in Reagan County Park) remains with an oil derrick and some of the original equipment used during the gusher of May 28, 1923. The 8,525-foot well was productive until 1990. A historical marker outside the fenced site gives details. Four miles west of town on U.S. 67.
Northwest about 12 miles , this two-story building of native stone is in the community of Stiles, once the county seat. When a landowner refused to let the railroad cross his property, the line built through Big Lake and Stiles withered. Gutted by fire in 1999, only the cut stones stand in place,...
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