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  Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame
 Resource Type: Postcard
Burning Oil Tank
Photograph on postcard of smoke towering over the landscape near Breckenridge, Texas. The smoke is from a large burning oil tank. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49860/
Burning Oil Well
Photograph on postcard of the burning of the National Oil Well. Flames shoot high into the air, and smoke billows from the flames. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49858/
Burning Oil Well
Photograph on postcard of the C.L. Perkins No. 5 oil well on fire near Ranger, Texas in 1919. Fire and smoke reach high in the sky, towering over the nearby trees. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49866/
Burning Oil Well
Photograph on postcard of the burning of the National Oil Well. Two men look on as flames shoot high into the air, and smoke towers over the landscape. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49859/
Car in Front of House
Photograph on postcard of a house in Eastland, Texas. The house, partially hidden behind trees in the yard, is the Wolf residence. There is an early model car with an old style license plate in the driveway. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49865/
Courthouse and Town
Photograph on postcard of Eastland, Texas. A few businesses anc a large building are visible. The large brick building on the right is the old Eastland County Courthouse (demolished in 1926). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49864/
Derrick in Breckenridge
Photograph on postcard of a wooden oil derrick set up in the town of Breckenridge, Texas. Cars and people cover the towns streets around the derrick. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49855/
Derricks from Train Roof
Photograph on postcard of several oil derricks from the roof of a train. The hand brakes and walkway for the brakeman are visible. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49886/
Derricks in Breckenridge
Photograph on postcard of the town of Breckenridge, Texas. Oil derricks rise above the buildings all over the town. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49856/
Derricks in Desdemona
Photograph on postcard of Desdemona, Texas. Oil derricks tower over the other buildings, seemingly hundreds visible stretching back to the horizon. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49863/
Derricks over Desdemona
Photograph on postcard of Desdemona, Texas from the south side. Oil derricks tower over the other buildings, hundreds visible stretching back to the horizon. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49862/
Drilling Rig
Photograph on postcard of a Gulf Oil Company drilling rig surrounded by trees. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49883/
Drilling Rig
Photograph on postcard of a Gulf Oil Company drilling rig (wooden derrick) surrounded by trees. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49885/
Golden Cycle Oil Fire
Photograph on postcard of the Golden Cycle oil gusher on fire in 1919. Flames and smoke billow into the sky. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49887/
Gulf Oil Company Building
Photograph on postcard of a white building with eight exhaust stacks on the side. The building belongs to the Gulf Oil Company and is located at the McElroy oil field in Crane County, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49898/
Gulf Oil Gusher
Photograph on postcard of a Gulf Oil Company oil well in Breckenridge, Texas spouting a 12,000 bbl. gusher. Oil is blasted high into the air over the derrick. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49857/
Lake and Oil Field
Photograph on postcard of an oil field, viewed from the opposite side of a lake at Mooringsport, Louisiana. A pier is visible on the left side, and many oil derricks can be seen across the street. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49881/
Lake and Oil Field
Photograph on postcard of an oil field, viewed from the opposite side of a lake at Mooringsport, Louisiana. A pier is visible on the left side, and many oil derricks can be seen across the street. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49880/
Man by Pipes
Photograph on postcard of an unidentified worker in hat and work clothes posing for a picture next to an oil pipeline. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49894/
Man with Oxen
Photograph on postcard of an unidentified worker standing next to a train of oxen. They are next to a railroad track. The oxen are hauling a wagon loaded with pipes. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49895/
Men and Mule Teams
Photograph on postcard of workers digging for an oil pipeline. Several mule teams are lined up to haul equipment in and out. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49893/
Men Digging
Photograph on postcard of a group of workers digging an oil pipeline. Mules are standing atop the dirt pile, ready to pull equipment. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49889/
Men Digging Pipeline
Photograph on postcard of several workers, all wearing hats and work clothes, digging through a hill for an oil pipeline. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49899/
Men Placing Boilers
Photograph on postcard of men setting up boilers to put out an oil fire at the C.L. Perkins No. 5 oil well in Eastland County, Texas in 1919. Smoke from the fire can be seen over the workers. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49867/
Men Working on Pipeline
Photograph on postcard of several workers working on an oil pipeline. Most are wading through the water of a pond or river that the pipeline is passing through. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49892/
Oil Tanks
Photograph on postcard of several huge oil tanks at the Stoker No. 2 oil well near Breckenridge, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49861/
Oil Well on Fire
Photograph on postcard an oil fire at the C.L. Perkins No. 5 oil well near Ranger in Eastland County, Texas in 1919. Smoke and flames billow into the sky, while debris from the fire can be seen strewn over the ground. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49868/
Oxen and Wagon
Photograph on postcard of two men in hats seated on oxen next to a flatbed wagon. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49891/
People by Barn
Photograph on postcard of three workers by an unknown building (appears to be some sort of barn or shed) belonging to the Gulf Oil Company. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49890/
People by Train
Photograph on postcard of many people, some carrying luggage, walking near a train stopped next to a pond at an unknown location. There are several horse and mule drawn carts scattered around as well. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49884/
Train on Bridge
Photograph on postcard of a train on tracks over a shallow pond or flooded area. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49888/
Women by Fire
Photograph on postcard of five women standing in front of the smoke from an oil fire. The large cloud of smoke dwarfs the women. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49897/
Workers and Mule Teams
Photograph on postcard of workers digging for an oil pipeline. Several mule teams are lined up near a wooden shack to haul equipment in and out. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49896/