Burning Oil Well

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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.

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

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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 118 times . 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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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.

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

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Rescuing Texas History, 2009

The 2009 edition of Rescuing Texas History brings together photographs, oral histories, artwork, letters, and more. The collection houses more than 5,000 items and gives a glimpse into the diverse people that have called Texas home over the years. Funding provided by the Summerleee Foundation.

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  • Oct. 10, 2009, 2:51 p.m.

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  • June 1, 2010, 6:32 p.m.

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The Texas Studio. Burning Oil Well, postcard, Date Unknown; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49859/: accessed February 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame.