Chelsea - Oklahoma, USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 36° 32.364 W 095° 25.234
15S E 283316 N 4046504
Quick Description: Chelsea is a town in Rogers County, Oklahoma, it was named after the Chelsea district in London, UK. Chelsea is the home of Oklahoma's first oil well in 1889.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 11/17/2014 5:12:37 PM
Waymark Code: WMMX1F
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
Chelsea - Welcome Sign - Features a relief carving in coloured wood, showing trees, and a representation of an oil well. Also text claiming the first oil well in Oklahoma 1889
(I think the words should read first hand dug oil well in Oklahoma.)

Other towns in Oklahoma, claim the first oil strike, in particular Tulsa claim the first oil strike, with North Americas tallest oil Derrick in 1901.

"Chelsea, Oklahoma was founded in 1870 by a homesick Frisco railroad worker. Supposedly he was yearning for his native town of Chelsea, London. Chelsea has the distinction of being the site of Oklahoma's first oil well in 1889. The discovery of oil in Oklahoma would shape the destiny of the state for future generations. Gene Autry, the "Singing Cowboy" also lived in Chelsea for a time when he worked for the Frisco Railroad.

As you travel down Route 66 through Chelsea look for signs of old Route 66 tucked away here and there like the old Chelsea Motel. Once this old sign would have been a welcome site to tired travelers. By the look of the old motor court though, that was quite a while ago." Text Source" (visit link)


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Type of community: Town

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More pictures of the sign would be great. Try and take a picture of yourself with it if you can!
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