Lucas Oil Well Gusher, Spindletop Field
Photograph of the Lucas gusher at the Spindletop salt dome oil field near Port Arthur, Texas. Captain Anthony Lucas managed the drilling of the Spindletop well when oil was struck on January 10, 1901. The Spindle top oil field would become one of the most productive oil fields in the world and set in motion a frenzy of oil exploration and drilling that became known as the Texas Oil Boom.
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ExxonMobil Historical Collection
Petroleum industry and trade--Texas--Photographs.
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