Discovery of Oil in Texas
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When oil was discovered in Texas, did he/she rush off to strike it rich? Pick this Topic for writing ideas that help you recount his/her adventures related to this exciting discovery.
Oil was discovered in Texas at this time, did its discovery have an impact on him or his/her family?
- In 1901, A.F. Lucas struck an underground chamber on Spindletop Hill near Beaumont. It gushed 200 feet high and continued for nine days. Did this discovery bring new opportunities to those in his/her community?
- How did he/she think the discovery of oil changed the state of Texas and the United States? Did he/she think that this new natural resource would alter the rural nature of Texas?
- Many people used their life savings to purchase a small percentage of a prospective well, did he/she ever invest in one? If yes, what was the outcome? Did he/she move from another state in the hopes of gaining wealth in Texas?
- Did he/she have any family members or friends that were directly involved with oil drilling? Was it profitable? Was it worth the risk of money?