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 Decade: 1900-1909
 Year: 1902
 Collection: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Photograph of Oil Well Fire in Port Arthur, Texas, September 13, 1902]

[Photograph of Oil Well Fire in Port Arthur, Texas, September 13, 1902]

Date: September 13, 1902
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of an oil well fire, with smoke roiling into the sky as eighteen men look on. A tank to the left of the blaze is itself giving off smoke. Industrial materials litter the foreground, and two intact oil rigs can be seen in the background. On the reverse side, there is a handwritten passage stating "Kieths Ward Fire - Texas Gusher throwing 200 ft and Higgins 10000 barrel Pressure Tank."
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast