1901 Lucas Gusher

Roadside Oddity: Beaumont’s 1901 Lucas Gusher Launched Texas’ Oil Industry

January 7, 2022 | By John Nova Lomax

Imagine driving down State Highway 69 through south Beaumont and seeing a vintage oil derrick. Suddenly, a geyser of water spews from the top, shooting a full 100 feet in the air.

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