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When Oil Hit Redwater

 
Rigging up Imperial #4
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Unknown oil worker atop Imperial #1
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The wildcat crew who brought in the Discovery Well in 1948
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Wildcat crew at work on Redwater #1 The Discovery Well
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A close up view of the discovery derrick Redwater #1
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Imperial Redwater #1. Picture was taken on the third day of drilling (July 25, 1948).
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Oil workers on the platform floor of a drilling rig at Redwater, AB.
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Burning pits at the Discovery Well Redwater #1
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Hilton Cook, his son Maurice Cook  and H.H. Hewetson, Pres. of Imperial Oil.
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Drilling for oil in the town of Redwater.
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Imperial Esso Geological Department in Emile Royer's Chicken Coop in Redwater, AB.
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Aubrey Kerr stands beside the chicken coop offices used by Imperial at the beginning of the oil boom
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Author Aubrey Kerr, author of the book Redwater, at a book signing in Redwater.
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Flare pit burning off excess gas and crude oil.
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Discovery derrick shortly before it is removed from the well site.
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Reports of largest oil field in North America
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Aerial view of Redwater at the beginning of the oil boom
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Aerial view of Redwater after 1949
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