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#94001 - Tue Apr 18 2006 06:13 PM MOTM: "MAP OF THE MONTH" #17 The Skelly Oil Company
nochevys Offline
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Registered: Sat May 15 2004
Loc: Sherrill NY


Welcome to this month edition of "MOTM"!

I'm proud to present to you our featured company:

" THE SKELLY OIL COMPANY "

The following image is courtesy of: Science City @ Union Station



Here's a brief history of The Skelly Company:

William G. Skelly founded Skelly Oil Company in 1919, which became one of the world's largest independent oil companies. He also founded Spartan School of Aeronautics and Spartan Aircraft Company. He launched the International Oil Exposition.

William G Skelly founder of the Skelly Oil Company came to be known as "Mr. Tulsa". In the 1920's he turned his business into one of the world's largest independent oil companies. He was one of the wealthiest men in the country and was very aware of the "modern" America and its new technologies. Skelly had a great interest in aeronautics. The Skelly Oil Company sponsored both The Air Adventures of Jimmie Allen and Captain Midnight. Both Series based around aviation. Skelly's wealth allowed him to pursue this interest by his founding of the Spartan Aircraft Company which was started as an aeronautical college and airplane manufacturer.

From 1934 to 1958 an area two miles northwest of Cunningham was known as Skellyville. Oil and gas wells were discovered on "Poverty Ridge" in 1931. Skelly Oil Company erected a gasoline plant the latter part of 1933. Actual processing operations began in April 1934. This was during the Depression and a lifesaver for the Cunningham community.

Offices for the production and pipeline departments of Skelly Oil were also a part of the area. During the construction period, a restaurant flourished in the settlement. About thirty men were employed at the plant during peak operation.

Over twenty homes were located in Skellyville. Some were company owned and others were owned privately. Included in the area was the large farm home of Frank Miles. Skellyville was built on land leased from him.

In May 1958, the gasoline plant closed. Depletion of the gas supply in the wells caused the closing. Four men, Ray Amick, Guy Remy, Jake Kees, and Glen Pearson worked during the full time the plant was in operation. After the closing, Ray Amick remained as sole employee for a short time, as security guard. The homes were removed and the plant dismantled.

The production department is still in operation This department takes care of the company owned oil wells. Thirty were employed by this department; now there are only thirteen. An office is maintained in the Skellyville area, but it is no longer Skelly, Getty Oil Co. bought Skelly Oil Company in 1977. All former Skelly employees are now Getty employees. Jim Parkhurst heads the Getty production department in the area.

The third department of the operation, the pipe-line department, is still operating on a limited basis. Ivan Cain is in charge. The department is operated from the refinery in El Dorado.

The name of Skelly Oil Co. is nearly a thing of the past. When Getty Oil took over, gradually the name of each operation was changed. Now Texaco Oil is in the process of purchasing Getty Oil and all will change again. The name Skelly still exists in the name of Skellytown, Texas, and the Skelly Building in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Now lets see those maps of yours.
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#94002 - Tue Apr 18 2006 06:18 PM Re: MOTM: "MAP OF THE MONTH" #17 The Skelly Oil Company
nochevys Offline
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Registered: Sat May 15 2004
Loc: Sherrill NY
Here's a couple for starters.






I showed you mine now lets see yours!
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#94003 - Tue Apr 18 2006 07:22 PM Re: MOTM: "MAP OF THE MONTH" #17 The Skelly Oil Company
speedway Offline
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Registered: Sat Feb 08 2003
This is from a Colorado Skelly Dealer in Eaton, Colorado, 1937. Ron

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#94004 - Tue Apr 18 2006 11:39 PM Re: MOTM: "MAP OF THE MONTH" #17 The Skelly Oil Company
59fairlane Offline
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Registered: Wed May 18 2005
Loc: Interlaken, NY
Hey Tom,

MOTM looks great. Followed last months, really cool. Glad to see Skelly featured, Always liked those colors and logos.

I'd post a map, but I sent it on with you when you came down for the auction!!! I think it was an Iowa map.

Great post.
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#94005 - Fri Apr 21 2006 08:29 PM Re: MOTM: "MAP OF THE MONTH" #17 The Skelly Oil Company
nochevys Offline
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Registered: Sat May 15 2004
Loc: Sherrill NY
A 1972 Skelly map of Kansas City:


A 1969 Minneapolis St Paul:


A 1970's Central/Western USA map:



[This message has been edited by nochevys (edited 04-21-2006).]
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#94006 - Sat Apr 22 2006 03:40 AM Re: MOTM: "MAP OF THE MONTH" #17 The Skelly Oil Company
Dave Rowlison Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 19 2002
Loc: Michigan



Michigan map

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#94007 - Sat Apr 22 2006 12:13 PM Re: MOTM: "MAP OF THE MONTH" #17 The Skelly Oil Company
oldnfuelish Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 02 2005
Loc: Antioch,IL
heres a couple i got at a garage sale
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#94008 - Mon Apr 24 2006 02:40 PM Re: MOTM: "MAP OF THE MONTH" #17 The Skelly Oil Company
nochevys Offline
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Registered: Sat May 15 2004
Loc: Sherrill NY
Here's a 1929 Skelly Map of Kansas:

And the other side:


A 1930 Michigan:

A 1930 Wisconsin:
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#94009 - Thu Apr 27 2006 12:58 PM Re: MOTM: "MAP OF THE MONTH" #17 The Skelly Oil Company
nochevys Offline
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Registered: Sat May 15 2004
Loc: Sherrill NY
an Arkansas map:


A 1936 Kansas:


A 1934 Kansas:



[This message has been edited by nochevys (edited 04-27-2006).]
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#94010 - Mon May 01 2006 05:44 PM Re: MOTM: "MAP OF THE MONTH" #17 The Skelly Oil Company
nochevys Offline
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Registered: Sat May 15 2004
Loc: Sherrill NY
A 1934 Minnesota map:


A 30's Oklahoma:


A Skelly Captain Midnight :
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#94011 - Fri May 05 2006 11:00 PM Re: MOTM: "MAP OF THE MONTH" #17 The Skelly Oil Company
Lastgas15 Offline
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Registered: Mon Mar 04 2002
Loc: illinois
Great job!!!!!! I rarely have any maps to post but I enjoy seeing them in MOTM.
Thanks!
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#94012 - Fri May 12 2006 06:53 AM Re: MOTM: "MAP OF THE MONTH" #17 The Skelly Oil Company
nochevys Offline
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Registered: Sat May 15 2004
Loc: Sherrill NY
Sorry everyone I kind of dropped the ball on MOTM this month.I got myself all wrapped up in the new '57 Fairlane & seems my whole life went on hold.

Please keep tuning in I have some nice things planned for upcomming MOTM's.

Thanks for your support,
Tom your MOTM Host.
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#94013 - Fri May 12 2006 06:58 AM Re: MOTM: "MAP OF THE MONTH" #17 The Skelly Oil Company
nochevys Offline
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Registered: Sat May 15 2004
Loc: Sherrill NY
A couple maps Missouri and Kansas City:


A 1935 Iowa:


A 1930's Nebraska:



[This message has been edited by nochevys (edited 05-12-2006).]
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#94014 - Fri May 12 2006 09:09 PM Re: MOTM: "MAP OF THE MONTH" #17 The Skelly Oil Company
souperhigh Offline
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Registered: Thu Feb 23 2006
Loc: Tulsa,Oklahoma United States ...
Here is a neat Skelly map and a unusual item , a World War #2 rationing coupon holder.Enjoy!


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#94015 - Fri May 12 2006 09:17 PM Re: MOTM: "MAP OF THE MONTH" #17 The Skelly Oil Company
souperhigh Offline
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Registered: Thu Feb 23 2006
Loc: Tulsa,Oklahoma United States ...
Try again



[This message has been edited by souperhigh (edited 05-12-2006).]

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#94016 - Fri May 12 2006 09:18 PM Re: MOTM: "MAP OF THE MONTH" #17 The Skelly Oil Company
souperhigh Offline
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Registered: Thu Feb 23 2006
Loc: Tulsa,Oklahoma United States ...
Another neat Skelly Map


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