Named after a Native American tribe, Seminole was once one of the biggest oil producers in the world. Now this former boom town makes strides in education and manufacturing.
Named for the Native American tribe, the town of Seminole grew on a massive scale when oil sprang from the discovery well Fixico Number One, producing over six-thousand barrels of oil after it blew. This small Oklahoma town became one of the biggest sources of oil in the world – almost overnight. Through busts and the Great Depression, Seminole persevered, and its steady growth has continued with manufacturing, Seminole State College and the cherished Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum.