We want you to understand the full impact of Spindletop as it shook the world. This section of our website explores:
How Was Oil Discovered?
How Did Oil Form?
What Were the Early Uses of Oil?
How Did Spindletop Get Its Name?
Timeline of Important Dates
There were several people who, in their own special way, were responsible for the success of Spindletop. Meet them here and don't miss the interviews! Then take our
Who Was Patillo Higgins?
Who Was Anthony F. Lucas?
Who Were the Hamill Brothers?
Who Were the Drillers, Roughnecks, and Roustabouts?
What was it like on January 10, 1901? Well, you can find out here plus learn how an oil well is drilled and how oil is refined.
What Was It Like On the Day Of the Boom?
How Much Oil Did Spindletop Produce?
How Do You Drill an Oil Well?
How Is Oil Refined?
We are going to take you on a guided tour of Gladys City. The boomtown was reconstructed on the campus of
What Was Gladys City?
How Did Gladys City Get Its Name?
Take a Tour of Gladys City
The Lucas Gusher certainly did make a boom. It also caused alot of changes in the world. Find out about some of those right here! Don't forget to give us your feedback.
How Did the Boom Affect Beaumont?
How Did the Boom Affect the Automobile Industry?
How Did the Boom Affect the Petroleum Industry?
What Do You Think?
Lots of folks got together this year at Gladys City and threw a party to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Spindletop.
Who Were the Special Guests?
What Were the Activities?
How Did History Repeat Itself?
We put our heads together and came up with some real fun activities to help you remember all the fine things you learned from this website.
Apple Head Dolls
The Density of Oil
Leading Oil Producing States
Gladys City Scavenger Hunt
Through our research, we found lots of other good websites related to ours. We are certain that you will find them interesting, educational, and fun. So be sure and check them out!
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