Gusher in the El Dorado Field! From 1910 to 1950 oil permeated every aspect of life in Butler County. Story of the oil boom in Butler County Kansas.
Written by Jay M. Price, Wichita State University
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From the 1910's through the 1950's oil permeated every aspect of life in Butler County. Those in the oil fields found work that was hard and dangerous, but also created bonds that lasted over the decades.
Although quite, the grasslands of modern Butler County still bear traces of the dynamic search for black gold that shapes our lives to this day.