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How Texas Has Led Energy Booms for Over a Century

April 22, 2024 | By

My muscles shake as I climb up the inside of a seemingly endless vertical tunnel, stopping at platforms along the way to catch my breath.

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.

Boomtown by Beaumont

January 3, 2017 | By

When the Lucas Gusher sprang forth oil at Spindletop on Jan. 10, 1901, the area exploded with opportunities.

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