Oil baron E.W. Marland, the 10th governor of Oklahoma and founder of Marland Oil Company, made and lost more money in his lifetime than most people can imagine. He moved west to find his fortune and became one of the oilmen that shaped the north Oklahoma town of Ponca City from the wild west to a modern town. He also had a surprising twist in his personal life when he married his adopted daughter in his later years.
CONOCO MUSEUM The Conoco Museum in Ponca City showcases the accomplishments, innovations and determination of Marland Oil, which later became Continental Oil Company and then Conoco. It provides a great look at the history of the oil business and the men who made the industry what it is today. Among the highlights are interactive games, a 40-seat theater, an early service station and a 1950s research lab.
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