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Mailing Address: PO Box 1635, Artesia, NM 88211

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HISTORY IN BRONZE

PIONEERING ENDURANCE
 

Van Stratton Welch was already considered a pioneer in oilfield drilling before he ventured to New Mexico in 1923.  He became part of the partnership of Flynn-Welch-Yates that drilled the Illinois #3 oil well, making history and signaling the beginning of a very successful oilfield industry in southeastern New Mexico. 

 

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