The famous Penn Well in 1929 produced 600 to 700 barrels of oil a day. Bob Penn, far left, poses with his crew in front of the Well.

Complete details in Glenn Justice book: "Odessa, An Illustrated History".

1929 Penn Well
October 14, 1929. The first oil well drilled in Ector County by Mr Bob Penn.

Courtesy, Permian Historical Society Archival Collection.

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