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PROSPERITY OIL SECTION
TULSA DAILY WORLD, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1922
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ao nor Doast uiar wecumica is a pnenomenai city, out we are
proud to state that we have a modern city that is located in the
center of one of the most productive agricultural sections of the country
and is surrounded by one of the most promising oil and gas fields in the
Our merchants are reliable business men and enjoy the steady business from the substantial'
farmers within a radius of ten miles from the city.
We have three national banks with yearly deposits of one and one-half million dollars; our five
cotton gins have a daily ginning capacity of 250 bales, and our four lumber companies are val
ued at one hundred thousand dollars.
We are located on the main line of the Frisco, which gives us direct
transportation facilities to Kansas City and St. Louis, and our present
population of two thousand inhabitants is increasing daily.
Our gas wells are located in every direction from the city and have a
production of 300,000,000 cubic feet per day within a radius of five
We have three, grade schools and a $70,000.00 high school now under
We have for the past twenty years been the trading center of this
county and are building up a city of natural resources and the trade of
our substantial citizens and farmers.
We extend a cordial welcome to all visitors to our city.
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Chamber of Commerce
Wetumka, Okleu j
D. J. L. WALTHE R, Secretary.
"Uncle Andy" Gartlan started Jn the oil business one year
before John D. Rockefeller. He, together with C. C. Har
berson, supervised the drilling of the Wilhoit wells. In
May, 1871, "Uncle Andy" drilled a 1,570-foot well at Fort
Kit Carson, Colo., which was the first well west of the Mis
siasippi river without a joint of casing and with the drill
ing tools of the times.
WETUMKA AS A TRADING CENTER
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