East Texas Discovery Well

Columbus M. "Dad" Joiner believed there was oil in Rusk County. With inferior equipment, he made two unsuccessful attempts. In January 1930, he started a third well. On Oct. 3, 1930, the Daisy Bradford No. 3 blew in, beginning the East Texas Oil Boom. A 1936 pink granite marker shows the site.

About a mile north of Pioneer Park on C.R. 4136.

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East Texas Discovery Well

Henderson, TX
Phone: 866/650-5529 x224
Directions: About a mile north of Pioneer Park on C.R. 4136.

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