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Spindletop - Anthony Lucas Discovers Oil

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Captain Anthony Lucas discovered oil in Texas - on January 10, 1901 - when Spindletop gushed for nine days before Lucas could cap the well. 

His discovery led to Texas becoming an oil-and-gas producing state.


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