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SD Postcard Collection--Standing Butte Oil Well

 Unprocessed — Box: 8535 B
Identifier: H2003-059

Content Description

This collection consists of two postcards. Both are blank on the reverse with no postmark.

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • June 17, 1921



0.1 Cubic Feet


Image of an oil well in Stanley County, South Dakota. Photo by R. L. Kelly. “Spudding in” Oil Well. Stanley Co. S.D. June 17, 1921 is written on the front of the card. The Standing Butte Oil Well was located northwest of Fort Pierre on the Triple U Buffalo Ranch. The well was a promotion of the South Dakota Refining Company and was a bust. Image of a man standing in a field of hay stacks. Photo by R.L. Kelly. John A. Johnson, Alma Colony, Stanley County, SD is written on the front of the card.