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Oil in Texas : the gusher age, 1895-1945

Author: Diana Davids Hinton; Roger M Hinton
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2002.
Series: Clifton and Shirley Caldwell Texas heritage series, no. 3.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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As the twentieth century began, oil in Texas was easy to find, but the quantities were too small to attract industrial capital and production. Then, on January 10, 1901, the Spindletop gusher blew in. Over the next fifty years, oil transformed Texas, creating a booming economy that built cities, attracted out-of-state workers and companies, funded schools and universities, and generated wealth that raised the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hinton, Diana Davids, 1943-
Oil in Texas.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2002
(DLC) 2001027993
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Diana Davids Hinton; Roger M Hinton
ISBN: 0292798555 9780292798557
OCLC Number: 320324264
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 307 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: The Road to Spindletop --
The First Great Boom --
After the Boom --
Oily Water and Black Gold --
The Rising Tide of Oil --
Oil in Cow Country --
The Colossus of Texas Booms --
Survival and Growth --
Texas Oil Goes to War.
Series Title: Clifton and Shirley Caldwell Texas heritage series, no. 3.
Responsibility: Diana Davids Olien and Roger M. Olien.

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This volume chronicles the explosive growth of the Texas oil industry from the first commercial production at Corsicana in the 1890s through the vital role of Texas oil in World War II.  Read more...
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"Comprehensive in its coverage, clearly organized and written, and thoroughly researched, this book fills a significant hole in the historical literature on Texas oil." - Joe Pratt, Cullen Professor Read more...

 
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