Unearthed from the Vault

Charlie Fairbank (right) is seen in the blacksmith shop with oilman Raymond “Bucky” Mitchell who worked here many years. On our driving tour, there is a metal sculpture of Bucky loading a day tank. This photo was taken in the early 1970s.

Charlie Fairbank took ownership of Fairbank Oil from his father in 1973. During the 1980s, Charlie made “hangars” for the jerker line in the blacksmith shop on the property. This photo was taken by Charlie’s sister, Sylvia Fairbank.