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August 25, 2013

The Orangefield Oil Field Centennial Celebration

ORANGEFIELD — The Orangefield Oil Field Centennial Celebration took place Saturday, Aug. 17, with an array of events starting in the afternoon, including free tours of the Orangefield Cormier museum and the official dedication of the State Historical Marker, to live music and a dazzling fireworks display at dark.

The event commemorated the discovery of oil in Orange County approximately 100 years ago.

Known as the Orange oil field, and eventually Orangefield, the community consisted of numerous oil workers and their families. If oil had not be discovered when it was, would Orangefield be as it is today?

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