Saturday, June 15, 2013


Welcome to Wildcatter Week here at OPOD. We will be looking at old pictures of the oil boom in Texas. The Oil Boom is really a great story, and it continues to this day. The picture above is from one of the early really big oil fields, in Kilgore Texas. The picture was taken in 1939.


  1. They are wearing nice, but muddy hats.

  2. But they should have been hard hats, which may not have been invented yet.

  3. Hard hats were invented in 1919

    PS Anyone know what happened to Roger? I haven't seen him posting in a long time.

    1. I'm Roger, I just use DADD as my sign in.
      And I really don't like publishing rules, but I understand PJM problem and accept doing it. So I only do it when it is important.

  4. I hope this one lasts a month and includes Rodessa,LA., Mcloud and El Dorado booms.

  5. What about the Big Foot field? My dad was born in Big Foot, but well before the oil field was discovered!

    And any natural gas stuff is welcome. My cousin was a gas engineer in the fields.


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