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The Lucas Gusher

  Texas Historical Markers
Beaumont, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 30° 2' 2.26579999992", -94° 4' 44.22488999988"
    Texas State
Historical Marker
     Discovery well of the Spindletop Oil Field and the first important well on the Gulf Coast. It blew in on Jan. 10, 1901, flowing 100,000 barrels of oil a day from a depth of 1020 feet. The oil production which resulted made Beaumont a city and the Sabine District a major oil refining and exporting center of the world. The Lucas Gusher was drilled by the Hamill Brothers, contractors, under the direct supervision of Captain Anthony F. Lucas for Guffey and Galey of Pittsburgh, on the McFaddin, Weiss and Kyle lease.

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

The Lucas Gusher Historical Marker Location Map, Beaumont, Texas