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Texas State Historical ASsociation

One well struck oil at Spindletop in 1901. Two years later, the hill was covered with derricks. Now a new group wants to drill even deeper.

Oilmen hope to make new history at Spindletop

The name evokes an oil discovery that made history. When a well piercing the salt dome near Beaumont first gushed in 1901, it introduced a cheap supply of commercial energy that transformed the oil industry and American life.