The hard life of roughnecks of the East Texas Oil Field, 1939

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By 1930, Texas was already the nation’s leading oil producing state, yet East Texas remained the only area of the state that had not obtained high-volume oil production in spite of having the state’s first oil discovery. This changed when on October 3, 1930 when Columbus Marion Joiner, nicknamed Dad Joiner, discovered the East Texas […]

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