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A history lesson from Texas 'boom' days

A history lesson from Texas 'boom' days
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POSTED: Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 7:00am

UPDATED: Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 7:14am

19 haunting photos from the golden days of the Texas oil boom

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; by the 1940s and 50s, a group of large corporations seized hold of the "Texas Oil Boom" — the state's huge petroleum binge that began in the early 20th century with a few lucky roughnecks.

Oil had long been the lifeblood of the Texas economy by 1950, when the state housed 26,409 miles of crude oil trunk lines.

To view pictures, head to The Houston Chronicle's website: http://www.chron.com/jobs/article/19-haunting-photos-from-the-golden-days-of-the-4783098.php?cmpid=houtexhcat
 

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