Number 4- Ken Bailey
The famous "Number 4". At the corner of Prospect and Morrison Streets was one of the original Rangely deep weber oil wells, Mary E. Hefley #4 -- one of about ten wells in the city limits. "Brought In" in the summer of 1947, she faithfully pumped oil for almost sixty years before being plugged and abandoned. And, she was right down the street from our family home of Cottonwood Drive.
Today, as the line from the poem states, she is "a parking lot, where R.V.'s take a nap."
Some people fret about living too near oil wells. But, for me, this was part of the experience that made Rangely unique.