1925 : Drilling Begins in Michigan’s First Oil Field

August 29, 2022 all-day

On Aug. 29, 1925, prospectors began drilling into the earth in an area known as Deindorfer Woods after discovering what would become the state’s first oil field a week prior. The Saginaw Prospecting Company oversaw the operation and discovered oil at 1,873 feet, creating a well that yielded about 23 barrels per day.

Source: The Saginaw News

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