Oil Field in Beaumont, Texas, 1901

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Photograph of very many derricks in an oil field. In the foreground are wooden shacks, stacks of wooden boards, smokestacks with smoke plumes rising out of them. In the bottom right-hand corner is the name, "Trost".

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One photographic image, b&w: 14.0 in. X 10.0 in.

Creation Information

Trost Studio 1901.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Where the West Begins: Capturing Fort Worth's Historic Treasures and was provided by University of Texas at Arlington Library to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 3524 times , with 17 in the last month . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Photograph of very many derricks in an oil field. In the foreground are wooden shacks, stacks of wooden boards, smokestacks with smoke plumes rising out of them. In the bottom right-hand corner is the name, "Trost".

Physical Description

One photographic image, b&w: 14.0 in. X 10.0 in.

Notes

Attached to the back of the photograph is a newspaper clipping from the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, Sunday, September 28, 1941. The clipping reads, "A forest of derricks soon sprang up on the mound south of Beaumont where oil was found. Some operators leased only enough land for their derricks and rented space for their boilers. On some of the properties derrick legs touched each other. Five hundred wells were drilled on 144 productive acres. (Photo, Trost Studio, Port Arthur)."

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Where the West Begins: Capturing Fort Worth's Historic Treasures

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  • 1901

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  • Nov. 14, 2008, 8:54 p.m.

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  • April 28, 2016, 12:45 p.m.

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Trost Studio. Oil Field in Beaumont, Texas, 1901, photograph, 1901; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth41397/: accessed October 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas at Arlington Library.