The Lucas Gusher, 1901

Description:

Photograph of the Lucas gusher in 1901. The Lucas gusher is a spindletop that is gushing oil out of the top of it. On the ground surrounding the spindletop are several workers, two holding a large hose.

Creator(s): Unknown
Location(s): United States - Texas - Tarrant County - Fort Worth
Creation Date: 1901
Partner(s):
University of Texas at Arlington Library
Collection(s):
Where the West Begins: Capturing Fort Worth's Historic Treasures
Usage:
Total Uses: 2,134
Past 30 days: 15
Yesterday: 1
Creator:
Unknown
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1901
  • Digitized: May 6, 2008
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Tarrant County - Fort Worth
Era
New South, Populism, Progressivism, and the Great Depression, 1877-1939
Description:

Photograph of the Lucas gusher in 1901. The Lucas gusher is a spindletop that is gushing oil out of the top of it. On the ground surrounding the spindletop are several workers, two holding a large hose.

Note:

Attached to the back of the photograph is a newspaper article from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram on Sunday, September 28, 1941. The headline reads, "Birthday Party for Spindletop... World's Most Famous Oil Field". The article reads, "Spindletop, the world's most famous oil field, is having a birthday party next month. Discovered 40 years ago when the Lucas gusher roared in on a low hill south of Beaumont to open America's first great oil field, Spindletop was the beginning of the modern petroleum industry and started a new industrial era for Texas. The Texas Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association is holding a three-day anniversary celebration at Beaumont in connection with its annual convention. On Oct. 9, a monument will be dedicated to the Spindeltop pioneers, and on Oct. 10 a reunion of oldtimers will be held. In these pictures you see the big oil field in its early days."

Physical Description:

One photographic image, b&w: 11.25 in. X 14.0 in.

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Subject(s):
Keyword(s): Gushers | Oil Gushers | Oil Workers | Hoses | Oil Field Workers
Partner:
University of Texas at Arlington Library
Collection:
Where the West Begins: Capturing Fort Worth's Historic Treasures
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: AR406-5-20-8_01
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth41398
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image