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  1. #1 The secret (picky, picky) of Sherwood Forest 
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    https://www.roughneckcity.com/roughn...herwood-forest

    Today, two identical bronze statues separated by the Atlantic Ocean commemorate the achievements of World War II American roughnecks.

    The first seven-foot statue stands in Dukes Wood near the village of Eakring in Nottinghamshire, England. Its twin greets visitors at Memorial Square in Ardmore, Oklahoma.

    These oil patch warriors, separated by more than 2,400 miles, commemorate American volunteers who – during a critical time of the war – produced oil. They drilled in Sherwood Forest.


    Okie roughnecks ---- in a monastery????

    The American oilmen joined project managers Eugene Rosser and Don Walker at billets prepared in an Anglican monastery at historic Kelham Hall, near Eakring.

    The sudden influx of Americans from Oklahoma was rumored to be for making a movie, probably a western. It was said that John Wayne would arrive soon.

    Within a month, sufficient equipment had arrived to enable spudding the first well. Two others quickly followed.

    Four crews worked 12-hour tours with “National 50” rigs equipped with 87-foot jackknife masts. The roughnecks amazed their British counterparts with their drilling speed.

    Using innovative methods, the Americans drilled an average of one well per week in Duke’s Wood, while the British took at least five weeks per well.
    We did lose one but he is honored

    By January of 1944, the American oilmen were credited with 94 completions and 76 producing oil wells. But not without cost. While working Rig No. 148, derrickman Herman Douthit was killed when he fell from a drilling mast. Douthit was buried with full military honors.

    Today, Douthit remains the only civilian ever buried at the American Military Cemetery in Cambridge.
    Ardmore has the twin as that was the home base for Noble Drilling.
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    secrest???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    secrest???
    That means more secreter Texas and all ya no wut I mean.
    Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
    Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness;
    Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
    21 Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes
    And clever in their own sight! Isaiah 5:20-21 NASB

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    That means more secreter Texas and all ya no wut I mean.
    Whut he said^^^^

    With my stoning, my allergies and my ticker all screwing up muh Christmas I'm lucky I can find the floor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retread View Post
    Whut he said^^^^

    With my stoning, my allergies and my ticker all screwing up muh Christmas I'm lucky I can find the floor.
    Hang in there!
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    Wonder when the SJWs will want the statue torn down ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan D. Doty View Post
    Wonder when the SJWs will want the statue torn down ...
    They aren't worrying about the statue, they are after the entire industry.

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