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Republic Oil Refining Company

Description: Two men shaking hands and another standing beside a Republic Oil Refining Company airplane, a Grumman Widgeon. Pilot is in plane ready for takeoff. Republic Oil Refining Company was located at Texas City, Texas
Date: September 10, 1949
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Red-brick smokestack of the Texas Pacific Coal and Oil Company sign

Description: THIS IS THE SITE OF THE FIRST COMMERCIAL COAL PRODUCED IN TEXAS BY TEXAS & PACIFIC COAL COMPANY. MINED IN 1888. THIS COMPANY WAS THE FORERUNNER OF TEXAS PACIFIC COAL AND OIL COMPANY, NOW ONE OF THE NATION'S SUBSTANTIAL INDEPENDENT PRODUCERS OF OIL AND GAS. THE TRANSITION FROM COAL MINING TO PETROLEUM PRODUCTION WAS ACCELERATED BY THE COMPANY'S DISCOVERY IN 1917 OF OIL AND GAS IN THE GREAT RANGER FIELD, 16 MILES TO THE WEST. IT WAS A NATURAL EVOLUTION OF AN AMERICAN ENTERPRISE DEDICATED TO DEVELOPING NATURAL RESOURCES TO SUPPLY THE NATION'S GROWING NEEDS FOR ABUNDANT ENERGY. BENEATH THIS GROUND LIES PART OF THE 127,000,000 TONS OF COAL STILL OWNED BY TEXAS PACIFIC, WHICH MAY BE MINED IN THE FUTURE. THIS IS TEXAS' ONLY KNOWN DEPOSIT OF BITUMINOUS COAL OCCURS FROM THE SURFACE TO A DEPTH OF 450 FEET. ERECTED MARCH, 1960 BY TEXAS PACIFIC COAL AND OIL COMPANY, FORT WORTH, TEXAS
Date: August 7, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Oil Flowing from Humble Well]

Description: Photographic postcard picturing oil flowing out of a well. Written on the card, "Giant Humble well yields 428,000 bbls [barrels] oil in 42 days. Humble Well, Orange, Texas 3=788=731212" The oil flows from a pipe into a trough.
Date: 1920
Partner: Heritage House Museum

[Burnette's No. 1]

Description: Photograph of a man standing in front of Magnolia Gasoline sign. Burnette's Service Station was located at 1700 San Jacinto (now a State of Texas parking garage) and owned by L Berry Burnette.
Date: unknown
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Cactus Filling Station

Description: Photographic postcard of filling station. Photographic postcard of Cactus Filling Station with two men (D.H. McVay and S.A. Small) and two cars, in Van Horn,TX. Text on postcard reads,"Elevation 4036 ft., Van Horn - Texas, Ladies Rest Room, Pure Water, Road Information, Free Ice Water, The Cactus Twins"
Date: 1928~
Partner: Clark Hotel Museum