[LeTourneau Industries] Metadata

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  • Main Title [LeTourneau Industries]


  • Owner: LeTourneau University Archives
    Contributor 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

Primary Source

  • Item is a Primary Source


  • Place Name: United States - Mississippi - Warren County
  • Time Period: mod-tim
  • Coverage Date: 1945~


  • Name: Rescuing Texas History, 2010
    Code: SG10


  • Name: Longview Public Library
    Code: LVPL

Resource Type

  • Photograph


  • Image


  • Accession or Local Control No: GC0189
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metapth191322


  • 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."