Jan. 10, 1901 – The world as you know it came out of the earth in Beaumont, Texas

You owe everything in your life to oil and Beaumont, Texas. People knew about oil and its possible uses, but it was never found in large quantities. Oil wells of the period, mostly found in Pennsylvania, only produced several barrels a say. Oil's limited production meant New York-based Standard Oil dominated the then-small industry. Because … Continue reading Jan. 10, 1901 – The world as you know it came out of the earth in Beaumont, Texas