Thursday, July 29, 2010

Texas Oil Patch


This picture was taken in 1917, and presents a view of the classic Texas Oil Patch. If you click on the picture, you will get a more detailed view. The picture is of the Goose Creek oil field.

5 comments:

  1. By enlargement of the photo, I counted at least 48 derricks.

    How are your green house panels fitting together?

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  2. Can you imagine proposing something like this today? The green crowd would have a heyday talking about the environmental damage. Fact is, without oil, this country would not have progressed at the incredible rate that it did. ...and the libs call themselves progressivists...

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  3. Astounding!

    More images of Goose Creek.

    Then: http://www.booksontexas.com/product_p/gcltd.htm

    Now: http://ourbaytown.com/goose_creek_pictures.htm

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  5. When a cyclone storm hit Baytown, Texas, on May 24, 1919, the Goose Creek Oil Field suffered tremendous property damage. According to some accounts, the relatively mild 39-mile-per-hour winds destroyed more than 1,450 oil derricks. Although many people were injured, only one was killed. Goose Creek residents did not allow the storm to prevent them from voting in the local election; the polls remained open that day.

    http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/i?ammem/pan:@field(NUMBER+@band(pan+6a14590)):displayType=1:m856sd=pan:m856sf=6a14590

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