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First Oil Well in Alberta. Waterton Lakes National Park
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Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta. The site of the first oil well in Alberta. In 1889 local Aboriginal people in the Waterton region attracted the attention of prospectors. A mineral claim was established in 1897. A drilling rig was erected on this site and by 1902 oil was discovered and 300 barrels were produced daily.

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