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The Spindletop gusher

by Carmen Bredeson

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Published by Millbrook Press in Brookfield, Conn .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Texas,
  • Beaumont
    • Subjects:
    • Petroleum industry and trade -- Texas -- Juvenile literature.,
    • Gushers -- Texas -- Beaumont -- Juvenile literature.,
    • Petroleum industry and trade -- Texas -- History.,
    • Oil well drilling.

    • About the Edition

      Chronicles the discovery of oil in Beaumont, Texas, in 1901, focusing on the gusher, speculators, quick fortunes, and population explosion which led to the broader significance of oil as a new energy source.

      Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 62) and index.

      StatementCarmen Bredeson.
      SeriesSpotlight on American history
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsTN872.T4 B74 1996
      The Physical Object
      Pagination64 p. :
      Number of Pages64
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL795634M
      ISBN 101562949160
      LC Control Number95031485
      OCLC/WorldCa32779599

      The importance of the Lucas Gusher had been apparent to the entire state of Texas since its first gush in By , a monument was erected on the site of the wellhead near what is today's Spindletop Park. However, it was eventually moved in , due to sinking, to its current location at the Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum. Then, on Janu , 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 overall standard of living—even for blue-collar workers.

      Survey maps of Beaumont, Texas on endpages, front and back. pp. Story of the first great American oil gusher, the events leading up to it, and the boom days that followed. It is a fascinating tale of men against odds, and the incidents which molded men and ideas together to . In their book "Spindletop," James Clark and Michael Halbouty noted that, "men slept on pool tables, in barber chairs, on roof s, store er they could find a place." Small.

      Get this from a library! The Spindletop gusher: the story of the Texas oil boom. [Carmen Bredeson] -- Chronicles the discovery of oil in Beaumont, Texas, in , focusing on the gusher, speculators, quick fortunes, and population explosion which led to the broader significance of oil as a new energy. The Spindletop Gusher is the iconic Texas oil story that begins the history of the worldwide dominance of fossil fuel as the energy source of choice. In easy-to-understand, detailed terms, Carmen Bredeson tells the story of Spindletop from discovery to today. Necessary reading for any young person who wants to understand the history and importance.


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With modern techniques of oil exploration one may never have the 'Spindletop Experience' ever again. This book would interest anyone who is even remotely related with the petroleum industry. It should make one appreciate the early days of oil industry on whose experiences the modern peroleum industry is based on/5(9).

The Spindletop Gusher is the iconic Texas oil story that begins the history of the worldwide dominance of fossil fuel as the energy source of choice. In easy-to-understand, detailed terms, Carmen Bredeson tells the story of Spindletop from discovery to today. Necessary reading for any young person who wants to understand the history and /5(4).

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Spindletop was the largest gusher the world had seen and catapulted Beaumont into an oil-fueled boomtown. Beaumont’s population of 10, tripled in three months and eventually rose to 50, Speculation led land prices to increase rapidly and by the end ofmore than companies had been formed, including Gulf Oil and Texaco, and (The name Spindletop is said to be derived from a tree in the vicinity shaped like an inverted cone.) Beaumont in January of was an obscure and unpromising lumber and rice market.

But then the Lucas gusher was brought in, four miles south of the town, and overnight Beaumont became a mecca. Adventurers flocked from far and near. Spindletop Park & Viewing Platform, Beaumont: Address, Spindletop Park & Viewing Platform Reviews: /5 there are no tours or activities available to The Spindletop gusher book online for the date(s) you selected.

From the observation platform one can see a flagpole which is on the site of the Lucas Gusher which was the most prolific oil find to date in. The Spindletop gusher was located on land owned by the McFaddin, Weiss, and Kyle families, adjacent to dry holes drilled earlier.

The discovery well blew out six tons of drill pipe with sufficient force to sustain a foot geyser of oil until capped ten days later, and flowed an estimatedbarrels daily.

On Januseveral failed attempts, a whole lot of lost money, and even more blood, sweat and tears all became worth it when a drill bit finally hit paydirt at a depth of 1, feet in a major oil discovery at Spindletop Hill outside of Beaumont, Texas. THE SPINDLETOP GUSHER: THE STORY OF THE TEXAS OIL BOOM book.

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You will probably find many kinds of e-guide. The Spindletop discovery “affected the entire world,” proclaims Michel T. Halbouty, a legendary Houston oilman who co-authored the book Spindletop: the True Story of the Oil Discovery That Changed the World.

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Oil lands rapidly grew in value, but an effort was made to make room for all of them on Spindletop. Many acres were divided up into ths, which gave room enough to drill a gusher. One concern made it a business to contract with a newly-organized company to bring in a six-inch gusher. In their book "Spindletop," James Clark and Michael Halbouty noted that, "men slept on pool tables, in barber chairs, on roof tops porches, store windows wherever they could find a place." Small.

This is a great book in which the authors very tactfully unfold the story of the Spindletop Oil Field. With modern techniques of oil exploration one may never have the 'Spindletop Experience' ever again. This book would interest anyone who is even remotely related with the petroleum s: 9.

A great companion novel to have for a visit to the Spindletop Museum in Beaumont, s: 3. 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 Januthe 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.

Spindletop by Curtis Hamill (self-published pamphlet, ). The Spindletop Gusher: The Story of the Texas Oil Boom by Carmen Bredeson (Bredeson, ).

The “Lucas Gusher” in Texas reveals the Spindletop oilfield, which will produce more oil in one day than the rest of the world’s oilfields combined. Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum in Beaumont, Texas, tells the story of a oil discovery that created the modern petroleum industry – and made America a world power.

On Janua drilling derrick at Spindletop Hill near Beaumont, Texas, produces an enormous gusher of crude oil, coating the landscape for .Spindletop describes the events leading up to Janu and the first American gusher, and then describes the boom days that followed/5(7).Spindletop.

The word conjures images of Texas oil: roustabouts, roughnecks, oil barons, and endless rows of wooden derricks. The discovery of oil at Spindletop in revolutionized the oil and drilling industry in the United States: before Spindletop's seventy thousand barrels of oil.