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by Paul N. Spellman

  • Author: Paul N. Spellman
  • ISBN: 0890969469
  • ISBN13: 978-0890969465
  • ePub: 1100 kb | FB2: 1101 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Industries
  • Publisher: Texas A&M University Press; First Edition edition (September 1, 2000)
  • Pages: 282
  • Rating: 4.4/5
  • Votes: 546
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Spindletop Boom Days (Clayton Wheat Williams Texas Life Series) ePub download

book by Paul N. Spellman. The word conjures images of Texas oil: roustabouts, roughnecks, oil barons, and endless rows of wooden derricks. The discovery of oil at Spindletop in 1901 revolutionized the oil and drilling industry in the United States: before Spindletop's seventy thousand barrels of oil a day, no other well in the United States had produced more than three thousand barrels in a whole month.

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Series: Clayton Wheat Williams Texas Life Series (Book 3). Paperback: 224 pages. Publisher: Texas A&M University Press (June 1, 1994). Frontier life has made it unique in making secular holiday celebrations such as huge family gatherings, rodeos and all kinds of parades, fairs and dances part of the social scene. Winter is the slower work season in agricultural societies. Recipes reflect the heritage.

Xii, 266 pages : 25 cm. Vivid social history of early Texas oil and its tremendous impact on Texas and its people. Includes bibliographical references (pages 252-257) and index

Xii, 266 pages : 25 cm. Includes bibliographical references (pages 252-257) and index. Getting there - Spindletop! -. - The world gone mad - Queen of the Neches - Dark side of the moon - The black Golconda - Big thicket oil - The coarsest place in Texas - Tall tales and oil talk.

Spindletop is an oil field located in the southern portion of Beaumont, Texas, in the United States. The Spindletop dome was derived from the Louann Salt evaporite layer of the Jurassic geologic period. On January 10, 1901, a well at Spindletop struck oil ("came in"). The Spindletop gusher blew for 9 days at a rate estimated at 100,000 barrels (16,000 m3) of oil per day. Gulf Oil and Texaco, now part of Chevron Corporation, were formed to develop production at Spindletop.

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Clayton Wheat Williams West Texas oilman, rancher, civic leader, veteran of the Great War, and avocational historian .

Clayton Wheat Williams West Texas oilman, rancher, civic leader, veteran of the Great War, and avocational historian was a risk taker, who both reflected and molded the history of his region. His life spanned a dynamic period in Texas history when automobiles replaced horse-drawn wagons, electricity replaced steam power in the oilfields, and barren and virtually worthless ranch land became valuable for the oil and gas under its surface. The setting for Williams s story, like that of his father before him, is Fort Stockton in the rugged Trans-Pecos region of Texas.

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 1901 revolutionized the oil and drilling industry in the United States: before Spindletop's seventy thousand barrels of oil a day, no other well in the United States had produced more than three thousand barrels in a whole month. In Spindletop Boom Days Paul Spellman weaves together first-person narratives to tell the story of this moment in history and to describe the day-to-day life of those involved with the Spindletop gusher. These are stories of people, men and women of differing backgrounds and ethnicity, who touched the lodestone of the American frontier character. Some were culturally polished; most were ragged and forthright and completely honest. They were self-reliant to a fault, but they knew exactly when and how to cooperate in the necessities of the moment. They were fiercely independent and democratic in their beliefs. Although many stayed, most were transient in their lifestyle, arriving with great expectations, working with compulsive diligence, and moving on—some without a trace—when the next horizon beckoned. Spellman provides informative accounts of innovation in the petroleum industry such as new drilling techniques, the use of “drilling mud,” and improvements in derrick construction. Through the experiences of the men and women who lived it, from Big Hill to Sour Lake to Batson, we learn about the deadly fires and other dangers of working on the oil rigs, unruliness in the streets, and the comedy and tragedy of daily life. And Spellman entertains with stories of characters such as former Texas governor Jim Hogg and other legendary names in Texas' oil industry, including Walter and Jim Sharp, David Beatty, and Joseph Cullinan.Like no other story of Spindletop and the oil boom, this narrative history is a “slice of life” seen through the eyes of the men and women who lived through those rowdy, entertaining, exciting days in Southeast Texas.
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A great companion novel to have for a visit to the Spindletop Museum in Beaumont, Texas.
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