Ranger: Roaring Ranger Museum

In October 1917 a well was drilled nearby on the McClesky family farm. Oil exploded skyward - it was a “gusher”! One of the greatest oilfields in the country had been discovered. “McClesky Well #1” began an oil boom that drastically changed Ranger - and impacted the First World War, where the Allies were facing a critical petroleum shortage.

The Roaring Ranger Oil Museum tells the town’s story after oil was discovered. Visit the museum to see a vintage drilling rig and hear the town’s fascinating saga.

Roaring Ranger Oil Museum

  • Hours: Saturday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. or by appointment
  • Admission: None
  • 121 S. Commerce St., Ranger, TX
  • 254-647-3091