Giant Under the Hill: A History of the Spindletop Oil Discovery at Beaumont, Texas, in 1901

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How did they do it? How did a profligate who killed a deputy sheriff before reforming, a mining engineer who went AWOL from the Austrian Navy, and three East Texas drillers join forces with other equally colorful characters to drill on Spindletop hill? Giant Under the Hill is a scholarly work firmly rooted in the narrative tradition, a great story intriguingly told by three Beaumont historians: Jo Ann Stiles, Ellen Rienstra, and Judith Linsley. Using material collected over decades, much of it never before published, they ...

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Giant Under the Hill: A History of the Spindletop Oil Discovery at Beaumont, Texas, in 1901
2008, Texas State Historical Assn, Austin, TX

ISBN-13: 9780876112366

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Giant Under the Hill: A History of the Spindletop Oil Discovery at Beaumont, Texas, in 1901
2002, Texas State Historical Assn, Austin, TX

ISBN-13: 9780876111826

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