What's Missing #1- Ken Bailey

WHAT'S MISSING? Georgianna White oil well #2, that's what! Ms. White's namesake oil well was one of two in the town to bear her name, and the drilling of nearby Georgianna White #1 was mentioned in the 1947 (?) Denver Post article when a female reporter was obliged to try to sleep in a tent next to the drilling rig sinking the well.

I have always thought that "Georgianna White" was one of the most interesting female names to grace a Rangely oil well. (I named two of the oil wells that appear in my recent comic book after her, with the last name changed to give a nod to another old Rangely friend -- and to protect the innocent, as "Dragnet" used to say). I have often wondered who the lady who inspired these two oil wells was ... it never dawned on me, however, that the nearby White Avenue was most likely named from the same family! As is the White Subdivision!

The power pole with the streetlight is still there in 2017, but the oil derrick isn't!

The power pole with the streetlight is still there in 2017, but the oil derrick isn't!

Today, a vacant field is all that remains of Georgianna White No. 2.

Don't forget there are 6 editions available for purchase at the library! Find out about what happens in Rangely's comic by Ken Bailey!

Don't forget there are 6 editions available for purchase at the library! Find out about what happens in Rangely's comic by Ken Bailey!