The 1904 limestone building was originally built for Potwin’s first bank. It is still in use as a public library.
The Vickers first refinery was built in Potwin in 1915. During the first half of the twentieth century, Potwin enjoyed the prosperity of the Vickers Oil refinery. Commencing with a lease on the Parris Farm 10 miles north of Potwin, production reached 16,000 barrels a day during the late 50’s. In 1964, distressed economic conditions shut down the oil processing facilities. The company was sold to Swift & Company and the remaining operations were closed in 1970 – marking an end to an era of prosperity.
This sink hole appeared in 1937 and measures 58 feet deep and 250′ x 200′. A guide will help you locate it.
Custom feeding operation for 12,000 to 15,000 head of cattle. rnTours by appointment. rn
Built in 1917 with the help of every man in town, the Community House is the center of social events. Located on the property to the north is a park with picnic facilities.