Gulf Oil Gusher

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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.

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1 postcard : b&w ; 5 x 3 in.

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The Texas Studio Creation Date: Unknown.

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This postcard is part of the collection entitled: Rescuing Texas History, 2009 and was provided by Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 2369 times , with 413 in the last month . More information about this postcard can be viewed below.

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Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame collections are diverse in content, covering life of the West Texas ranching heritage, life in the Permian Basin boom towns, and early oilfield camps. The images date from the 1890s to 1950s.

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Description

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.

Physical Description

1 postcard : b&w ; 5 x 3 in.

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From the J. D. Bonner Collection

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Rescuing Texas History, 2009

Rescuing Texas History 2009, presents local history materials from sixteen partners: Arlington Public Library & Fielder House, Austin History Center, Bee County Historical Commission, Dallas Municipal Archives, El Paso Public Library, French Legation Museum, Matthews Land & Cattle Company, LBJ Museum of San Marcos, Northeast Lakeview College, Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library & Hall of Fame, Port Arthur Public Library, River Valley Pioneer Museum, Stephen F. Austin Association, University of Texas at San Antonio, and University of Houston-Victoria Library. Funding was provided by the Summerlee Foundation of Dallas.

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Added to The Portal to Texas History

  • Oct. 10, 2009, 2:51 p.m.

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  • June 1, 2010, 6:54 p.m.

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The Texas Studio. Gulf Oil Gusher, postcard, Date Unknown; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49857/: accessed September 29, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame.