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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 her community?
How did she think the discovery of oil changed the state of Texas and the United States? Did 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 she ever invest in one? If yes, what was the outcome? Did she move from another state in the hopes of gaining wealth in Texas?
Did she have any family members or friends that were directly involved with oil drilling? Was it profitable? Was it worth the risk of money?