Former and merged community names include: · Manchester · Gopher Creek
Oil plays a central role in the local economy. The first producing well was drilled in 1956.
Well-known residents have included: · Lila Acheson Wallace, magazine publisher · Dave Rockola, jukebox manufacturer
Historic sites and museums: Pioneer Home Museum
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