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The vastness and diversity of Texas are evident in nearly all aspects of its physical features, economy, history and cultural life.
Industrial Inventions(12 Photos)
Inventions: Transportation(12 Photos)
Black GoldVideo Clip (2:41)
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Spindletop, an east Texas oil Field, produced 80,000 barrels a day and changed the country and oil production forever.
John D. Rockefeller: Oil, Money and Power
John D. Rockefeller: Oil, Money and PowerVideo Clip (3:50)
Video Clip (3:50)
The Standard Oil Trust grew to become an industrial monster thanks to John D. Rockefeller's vision and drive.
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A tremendous geyser of oil blew out of the ground atop the Spindletop salt mound in southeastern Texas on January 10, 1901, marking the birth of the modern petroleum industry.Go
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