From the Jan. 7, 1936 News Record:

Drilling activities on the Dietz structure, about 14 miles southwest of Gillette, are continuing despite unfavorable weather conditions. The 20-foot pit where the first well is located is now finished as is the large reservoir that will furnish the water supply for a National rig, whose bit is expected to pierce the Shannon sand at about 1,600 to 2,000 feet. According to officials, this sand is expected to carry a paying flow of oil.

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