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Finger Lecture Series

Texas Oil Boom Towns of the Early 1900s
by Bartee Haile

The Heritage Society Museum
Free for members, $5 for non-member

Texas at the beginning of the twentieth century was just another sleepy Southern state with an economy based on cotton and cattle. Author Bartee Haile will discuss how a series of oil discoveries that started with Spindletop in 1901, impacted small towns like Beaumont, Ranger, Desdemona, Mexia and Borger.


Earlier Event: March 22
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Later Event: April 21
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