Creator: Business Men's Studio
Description: Postcard of a view of Beaumont, TX from above, looking down over an urban sprawl of buildings and houses, bordered by the river. On the back, a brief history of Beaumont's oil industry is written. "Where Oil Became an Industry - Beaumont, Texas (population 130,000) is one of the nation's leading deep-water inland ports and the retail and wholesale trade center of Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana. Beaumont is located in the heart of an industrial area which includes almost 100 major industries that manufacture synthetic rubber, produce chemicals, refine oil, build ships, and fabricate heavy oil field and refining equipment. Beaumont's historic landmark is the Lucas Gusher Monument at Spindletop Oil Field. Lamar State College of Technology is one of the city's finest objects of civic pride."
Contributing Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum