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Identifier: geographyoftexas00simo (find matches)

Title: The geography of Texas, physical and political

Year: 1905 (1900s)

Authors: Simonds, Frederic William, 1853-


Publisher: Boston, New York (etc.) Ginn & company

Contributing Library: The Library of Congress

Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation

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hundred feet to overa thousand feet. Oilsfrom different fieldsvary in character. Someare suitable for the pro-duction of kerosene andgasoline, others are bestadapted for fuel pur-poses, and still othersare valuable as lubri-cants. The Beaumont oilfield, near the city ofBeaumont in Jeffersoncounty, has been themost productive. Thefirst well, the forerunnerof a large number of^gushers, was broughtin January 10, 1901.This was followed by aperiod of great activityand many wells were putdown with good results.They were, however,crowded upon a verylimited area known asSpindle-top Heights. Intheir vicinity great stor-age tanks have beenerected. Several pipelines connect this held Vu Tin: P.i:vTTv (ii siiki;. P.iOn, FiKi.i.. IDOI

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lUl 102 THE GEOGRAPHY OF TEXAS with the shippmg pomt, Port Arthur, where a hirge refineryhas been erected. The output of the Beaumont field for1902 was estimated at 18,000,000 barrels. At the presenttime there is a great falling off, and its practical exhaustionseems near at hand. The Corsicana oil field is probably next in importance.Petroleum was first discovered here in 1894 while drillingfor water. In 1896 it was found to exist in sufficientquantity for shipment and refinement. Since that timethe production of oil has been steadily carried on. Cor-sicana has a refinery, and a second is located at Powell,eight miles to the east. Valuable flows of oil have also been developed in Hardincounty at Sourlake (Fig. 76), Saratoga, and Batson and inHarris county at Humble. Oil in smaller quantities hasbeen encountered in Nacogdoches county, southeast of thetown of Nacogdoches, and in Bexar, Travis, Clay, andBrown counties. 78. Asphaltum (Mineral Pitch). Asphalt is a substanceclosely related

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