The First Well: Shannon Pool Oil Field; Shannon Camp
How to find it: Turn north onto Power Plant Road (County Road 116) just north of Midwest. Continue north about four miles, then bear west (left) at a junction. Approximately 1.2 miles brings you to a good overlook on the bluff above Salt Creek, and one of several informal two-tracks can can be taken down onto the flood plain. There are no remnants of Shannon Camp, but the overall area looks much the same as in historic photos. There is an old footbridge assoicated with a pipeline across Salt Creek near this location. (NW-1/4 Section 1, T40N-R79W)

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