Age of Oil. Spindletop. Unit 10. In your journal, create a Visual Timeline (one that includes words and pictures) out of the following dates. You have 15 minutes. 1900 -Hurricane of 1900 in Galveston 1901- Discovery of Oil at Spindletop 1917-1918 World War I 1918-1931 Prohibition
Age of Oil
History of Spindletop
a clear and cold day in ___________, Texas.
Next, the earth began to shake as ______ erupted out of the
ground. The roar of the geyser of oil was deafening. The oil shot 100
feet above the derrick and 3,000 gallons of oil spewed into the air
every minute. People, homes and animals were covered in oil. This
was the boom that shook the world!
From January 10,________, (the year Spindletop was discovered) through September 30, 2000, Spindletop produced 155,700,000 barrels of oil. A barrel of crude oil amounts to 42 gallons, so 6,539,400,000 gallons have been produced.
Note how Oil and Natural Gas is found in many areas of Texas
Reform movements in texas during the 19th-20th century
How do you think women joining the workforce effected society in Texas?