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Moment of Zen: The Beauty of Big Lake

For this Moment of Zen, we take you around the town of Big Lake to show you the sites of the Permian Basin's birthplace.

BIG LAKE, Texas — Big Lake, Texas, county seat of Reagan County was named after having the largest natural spring-fed lakes in the state, which is now completely dry. A little history lesson about Reagan County, it is considered the "Birthplace of the Permian Basin" because the first commercial producing oil well in the Permian Basin, Santa Rita No. 1 (located 10 miles outside of town) struck oil on May 28, 1923. This is a two part series which, more information will be provided. Enjoy!