As you have learned more about the economy of Texas, you likely have become familiar with the name "Spindletop"—the location of the discovery of oil in Texas. Ever since the tapping of that historic well near Beaumont, Texas, the economy of Texas has depended heavily on oil. In this activity you will take a closer look at the people and events surrounding the Spindletop well by exploring daily entries from the Galveston Daily News written during the time of the discovery.
Destination Title: A Daily Spindletop Diary from the Pages of Galveston Daily News
Begin at the Daily Spindletop Diary home page.
- In the menu on the left of the screen, click on The March. Read the article that appears.
- Click back to the main screen. Click on and read the link titled Booming.
- Return once more to the main screen and click on Worth Millions. Read the article.
Use what you have learned to answer the following questions.