[LeTourneau Industries] Metadata
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- Main Title [LeTourneau Industries]
Owner: LeTourneau University ArchivesContributor Type: Organization
- Creation: 1945~
- No Language
- Content Description: Photograph of the LeTourneau Industries oil rig building facility near Vicksburg, Mississippi, which began operation in 1944. The photograph shows an aerial view of the facility. The platforms were assembled on the river band and were walked into the river for final fitting. From Vicksburg, the river tow boats transported the rigs to New Orleans, Louisiana, where they were transferred to the Gulf by ocean going tugs. The first off-shore drilling rig ever created was designed and built by Robert G. LeTourneau without any formal drawings or plans.
- Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 22 x 28 cm.
- University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: Business, Economics and Finance - Oil and Gas
- Keyword: oil rigs
- Item is a Primary Source
- Place Name: United States - Mississippi - Warren County
- Time Period: mod-tim
- Coverage Date: 1945~
Name: Rescuing Texas History, 2010Code: SG10
Name: Longview Public LibraryCode: LVPL
- Accession or Local Control No: GC0189
- Display Note: There is a typed caption on the front of the photograph that reads: "An aerial view taken from over the Mississippi River showing our platform and shipbuilding facility near our Vicksburg, Mississippi plant. The platforms are assembled on the river bank and are walked into the river for final fitting out. From here the river tow boats take the platforms to New Orleans where they are transferred to the Gulf by ocean going tugs."