The Backstory: The birth of America’s oil industry happened 121 years ago this week in this Texas town
… wildcatter-entrepreneurs hoped to find oil.
Early attempts there hadn … Then natural gas. Then oil.
A steady stream of oil so massive … spread, speculators, dreamers and oil wells popped up around Beaumont … companies like Texaco, Gulf Oil, and what would later …
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