Spindletop Oilfield

10 January 1901, the Spindletop oilfield was discovered on a salt dome south of Beaumont, marking the birth of the modern petroleum industry.

Pattillo Higgins, the "prophet of Spindletop,"and others had tried for years to find oil on Spindletop Hill, but with no success. In 1899, however, Higgins hooked up with Anthony F. Lucas. Despite negative reports from contemporary geologists,....

Staying in the Petroleum category. Also Today in 1870, Standard Oil Was Incorporated by John D. Rockefeller and Henry Flagler. Henry's Bio is in the comments section. Check it out, the next time you hear "He/She is a visionary" Read about ole Henry Morrison Flagler, the man who set the bar.