1 edition of Historic photos of Texas oil found in the catalog.
Historic photos of Texas oil
Includes notes on the images.
|Statement||text and captions by Mike Cox|
|LC Classifications||HD9567.T3 C69 2009|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||x, 205 p. :|
|Number of Pages||205|
|LC Control Number||2009921194|
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The largest city in Hutchinson County, Texas, Borger got its start during the Oil Boom of the ’s. The first oil well in the area was drilled on May 2, , on the Ranch, and though the strike was of a poor quality, it spawned more drilling in Texas Panhandle. Soon a number of successful wells were producing in the Borger area. After more than three months of cable-tool drilling, the J.H. McCleskey No. 1 well at Ranger, Texas, roared in on Octo As war raged in Europe, a Texas oilfield was discovered halfway between Abilene and Dallas. The Octo , wildcat well in Eastland County made headlines worldwide. “Roaring Ranger” erupted in .
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After that Texas became a province of Mexico and for nearly a decade stood among 5/5(2). Historic photos of Texas oil. [Mike Cox] -- Text and captions by Mike Cox.
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Here is one book you can probably count on to make my Top 10 Texas Books of the Year for Historic Photos of Texas Lawmen by Mike Cox is a collection of nearly old black and white photos, with introductions and captions provided by Cox, a respected Texas author and former information officer for the Department of Public Safety/5(8).
Phenomenal reviews and sales greeted the hardcover publication of The Big Rich, New York Times bestselling author Bryan Burrough's spellbinding chronicle of Texas oil. Weaving together the multigenerational sagas of the industry's four wealthiest families, Burrough brings to life the men known in their day as the Big Four: Roy Cullen, H.
Hunt, Clint Murchison, and Sid Richardson, all swaggering Texas oil Cited by: 6. OIL AND GAS de Moscoso, a survivor of the DeSoto expedition, recorded the first sighting of oil in the expedition was forced ashore in the area between Sabine Pass and High Island in Julythe explorers observed oil floating on the surface of the water.
They collected the asphaltic substance and used it to caulk their vessels. Best, West Texas Reagan County oil boom ghost town: history, historic jail with photos, oilfield vintage photos, forum, hotels and more. According to Christopher Long of the Texas State Historical Association, the first Texas oil refinery was built in Corsicana in By the next year there were producing wells in the Corsicana field.
The town also became a center for oil field service companies. Inventing the “Corsicana Rig” The discovery of oil transformed Corsicana. More than 20 architectural firms and 16 individual architects are represented in the collection.
Photos also depict events, people, and organizations of Austin from s. Hundreds of photographs are being digitized by the Portal to Texas History. Image: [Roessner Residence Interior], DMCB. Texas is the leading crude oil- and natural gas-producing state in the U.S. Init also produced more cattle, sheep, hay, cotton and wool than any other state.
The Abilene Photograph Collection began in with grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Texas Committee for the Humanities, Moody Foundation, Abilene Cultural Affairs Council, and Hardin-Simmons University.
The Texas oil boom, sometimes called the gusher age, was a period of dramatic change and economic growth in the U.S. state of Texas during the early 20th century that began with the discovery of a large petroleum reserve near Beaumont, find was unprecedented in its size (worldwide) and ushered in an age of rapid regional development and industrialization Also known as: Gusher Age.
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A drilling crew poses for a photo atop Spindletop Hill in Beaumont, Texas where the first Texas oil gusher was discovered Janu (Photo by the Texas Energy Museum/Newsmakers).
Thirty-eight postcard images later, Texas Oil and Gas moves through the s and s, when historic oil booms occurred in North Texas, the Panhandle, Central Texas and West Texas. Equally well documented is the giant East Texas oilfield, discovered on October 3,near Kilgore – and the second largest North American oilfield to Alaska.
most powerful, rare and intoxicating images from the past - duration: perfect l, views. The Greg D. Box photograph collection consists primarily of photographs of oil workers, equipment, and oil fields in Sour Lake, Texas, dating about Views of the town include a fire at the Sour Lake National Bank.
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Melrose, in Nacogdoches County, was the site in of the first drilled well to produce oil in Texas. The driller was Lyne T. Barret. Barret used an auger, fastened to a pipe, and rotated by a cogwheel driven by a steam engine — a basic principle of rotary drilling that has been used since, although with much improvement.
In one of the largest and most significant oil strikes in history occurred near Beaumont, Texas, on a mound called Spindletop. Drillers brought in the greatest gusher ever seen within the.Van Area Oil and Historical Museum, Van, Texas.
likes 2 talking about this. Museum showcasing the oil/gas and local history of Van Zandt, Co. numerous displays of yesteryear and historical Followers: The Texas oil legacy lives on, as do the discussions and arguments about it.
The reality of Texas oil is that it is still a major component of the national economy. Roughnecks still sling cables and pipes on the big rigs. The smell of oil still hangs in the Texas coastal air.