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Interesting history surrounds this 300-barrel/day 1927 oil well known as Daisy Bradford #3 that began as a twice-failed hard-luck venture by Columbus M. 'Dad' Joiner that kicked off the East Texas Oil Boom. Pioneer Park, with derrick-covered picnic pavilions and dedicated to 'roughnecks', is six miles W of Henderson on Hwy 64, County Road 4148; the well is a mile N.

Location: County Rd 4136, Henderson Texas

Other History nearby:
(Karnack) Birthplace Mrs Lyndon B. Johnson
(Tyler) Camp Ford
(Tyler) Carnegie History Center
(Grand Saline) Depot Library/Civic Center
(Henderson) East Discovery Well
(Kilgore) East Texas Oil Museum

09/30 Coming to The Henderson area
Texas Shakespeare Festival Kilgore TX June27-July28 The Texas Shakespeare Festival employs high caliber actors, designers, and directors from throughout the nation.
Hope Watermelon Festival Hope AR August9-11 Watermelon Olympics, melon judging and auction, watermelon eating contest, seed spitting contest, melon toss, antique engine show, entertainment and SW Arkansas' largest arts and crafts show.
Dallas Greek Food Festival Dallas TX September27-29 The Greek Food Festival supports Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church's ministries, community outreach, and youth programs.