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1901 Oil discoveries at Beaumont, Texas....

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August 27, 1901

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Aug. 27, 1901

* re. the discovery of oil in Beaumont, Texas
* Beginning of the Great Spindletop oil well era

The front page has a small one column heading: "A Wild Oil Gusher Is Alarming Texas" (see) The great Spindletop oil gusher was discovered earlier in the same year. Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in paper.
Complete with 8 pages, small library stamps within the masthead, a few small binding holes along the spine, a little light staining, generally very nice.

Category: The 20th Century