Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Beaumont, Texas

Normally we think of "Boom Towns" developing around Gold or Silver strikes, but you can see in this picture that finding oil will also lead to a boom town. This is a picture from Beaumont, Texas in 1901. The town developed around the famous Spindletop oil field.


  1. That is a very interesting photograph. It has a surreal look to it, like the rigs and all are floating in the clouds.

  2. Beaumont is still surreal, but for different reasons! ;)

  3. Looks like some mighty hard work.


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