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The Resource Oil in Texas : the gusher age, 1895-1945, Diana Davids Olien and Roger M. Olien

Oil in Texas : the gusher age, 1895-1945, Diana Davids Olien and Roger M. Olien

Label
Oil in Texas : the gusher age, 1895-1945
Title
Oil in Texas
Title remainder
the gusher age, 1895-1945
Statement of responsibility
Diana Davids Olien and Roger M. Olien
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
As the twentieth century began, oil in Texas was easy to find, but the quantities were too small to attract industrial capital and production. Then, on January 10, 1901, the Spindletop gusher blew in. Over the next fifty years, oil transformed Texas, creating a booming economy that built cities, attracted out-of-state workers and companies, funded schools and universities, and generated wealth that raised the overall standard of living -- even for blue-collar workers. No other twentieth-century development had a more profound effect upon the state
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
338.2/7282/09764
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9567.T3
LC item number
O447 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Clifton and Shirley Caldwell Texas heritage series
Series volume
no. 3
Label
Oil in Texas : the gusher age, 1895-1945, Diana Davids Olien and Roger M. Olien
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [285]-296) and index
Contents
The Road to Spindletop -- The First Great Boom -- After the Boom -- Oily Water and Black Gold -- The Rising Tide of Oil -- Oil in Cow Country -- The Colossus of Texas Booms -- Survival and Growth -- Texas Oil Goes to War
Control code
46969843
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 307 p.
Isbn
9780292760561
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001027993
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2002. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
Oil in Texas : the gusher age, 1895-1945, Diana Davids Olien and Roger M. Olien
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [285]-296) and index
Contents
The Road to Spindletop -- The First Great Boom -- After the Boom -- Oily Water and Black Gold -- The Rising Tide of Oil -- Oil in Cow Country -- The Colossus of Texas Booms -- Survival and Growth -- Texas Oil Goes to War
Control code
46969843
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 307 p.
Isbn
9780292760561
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001027993
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2002. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill., maps

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