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112th Spindletop Anniversary

BEAUMONT - by ASHLEY GASTON - Water spewed about one hundred feet in the air this morning.  It was the Lucas Gusher re-enacting the birth of Spindletop and the first major gusher of the Texas oil boom. Employees with Gladys city Boomtown also re-enacted what life would be like in 1901. Families got to meet the blacksmiths, make nails, drink at the saloon and learn about newspapers at the printing press.  The re-enactment is a way to show southeast how the United States became the world's leading oil producer.112th Spindletop Anniversary

Sunday, January 13 2013, 01:10 PM CST
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