Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum

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The Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum is located in Beaumont, Texas, to commemorate the discovery of oil at the Spindletop Hill salt dome in Beaumont on Jan. 10, 1901. The Lucas Gusher sparked an oil boom in Texas that continues today. Along with a gift shop with commemorative gifts, the museum features historical, period reenactments by area performers. A replica of the wooden oil derricks that once dotted the landscape of Spindletop Hill in the early 1900s has been erected near the museum. For special occasions and anniversaries, the museum staff “blows the gusher” with a plume of water and provides a historical narrative and sound effects to simulate the discovery of oil at Spindletop.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spindletop-GladysCityBoomtownMuseum#HistoryoftheMuseum

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Photo taken in Lamar University, 4400 South Martin Luther King Junior Parkway, Beaumont, TX 77710, USA

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