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75 Years Ago


Items taken from weekly issues 75 years ago, from the Daniels County Leader, est. 1922 (continuation of the Scobey Sentinel, est. 1912).

March 27, 1947

Oil Drilling At Whitetail

To Be Resumed–

A new corporation is currently being formed for the purpose of resuming the quest for oil in the Whitetail vicinity. There are to be five corporators in the $250,000 organization, possibly three from Wisconsin and two from Whitetail.

Geologists soon to arrive in this area will make tests and surveys as incorporation is advanced. A derrick is planned to be erected in a different location than that of former operations. The Wisconsin men are confident that oil will be found, as several water wells within city limits of Whitetail have had to be ab...