Julius Poole came to Rangely to try his hand at roughnecking after his service in the Navy during WWII. The love of his life, Lomell, soon joined him and they made Rangely their lifelong home, starting Colorado Well Service and later Bi-Co Rental, which they owned and operated from 1957-1979. He passed away in 2015. On Nov. 14, 2018, a ceremony was held to dedicate the Julius Poole Memorial Park at the corner of Stanolind Drive and Highway 64. As Poole was well known for planting trees, the plaque placed at the park reads, “Learn character from trees, value from roots, and change from leaves.” A reception was held at the Rangely Automotive Museum following the dedication ceremony.
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