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On January oil is discovered at the Spindletop oil field near Beaumont, Texas, sparking the Texas Oil Boom. Remember the time we went there with nan & gramps in period attire.

Oil well, West Texas ~ I remember how exciting it was when we got our oil well ☺️

Oil well, West Texas ~ I remember how exciting it was when we got our oil well…

oil wells in texas | Cars and Oil Wells, Kilgore, Texas, 1958 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

oil wells in texas | Cars and Oil Wells, Kilgore, Texas, 1958 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Oil Derricks (Kilgore, Texas - 1943)

Gonzaullas Considered by many to be the greatest amongst many great Texas Rangers. "Lone Wolf" carried Below are pictures of bbq.

Old 1928 photo of Texaco oilfield in Downtown Houston located now where Reliant Stadium sits today!

Old 1928 photo of Texaco oilfield, Houston, located where Reliant Stadium sits today!

Image detail for -gusher of the Texas oil boom, the Lucas gusher at Spindletop, Texas ...

Spindletop, the first major oil gusher. The Lucas Gusher at Spindletop Hill, South of Beaumont

The Great Galveston Storm of Sept. 8–9, 1900, was the worst natural disaster in U.S. history in terms of human life. Loss of life has been estimated at 6,000 to 8,000, but the exact number has never been determined.

The Great Galveston Storm of Sept. was the worst natural disaster in U. history in terms of human life. Loss of life has been estimated at to but the exact number has never been determined. My family survived but the family bible did not fair too well.

Old Stone Fort, Nacogdoches, Texas - built between 1777 and 1778 by Antonio Gil Y'Barbo, a wealthy Spanish landowner, it was the site of many historic incidents in Texas' development. This picture was taken in 1885, 16 years before it was destroyed.

Old Stone Fort, Nacogdoches, Texas - built between 1777 and 1778 by Antonio Gil Y'Barbo, a wealthy Spanish landowner, it was the site of many historic incidents in Texas' development. This picture was taken in 16 years before it was destroyed.

Oil gusher, Odessa, Texas post card www.shawnastringer.com

Vintage Texas Postcard: "Black Gold" One of the Many Oil Gushers of the Rich Odessa Oil Field

A Texas Oilfield  from: The World Wide Geographies; Jasper H Stembridge; 1931-1952; Richard Clay and Co.

A Texas Oilfield from: The World Wide Geographies; Jasper H Stembridge; Richard Clay and Co.

Midland, Texas

Midland, Texas Pump jacks and mesquite trees! How many of you have ridden a pump jack?

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