Texas Oil Project
By: Caleb Kindel, Jonathan Arzuaga and Ethan Sanchez
The boom and the break
The oil during the 1900's controlled the population of towns that had oil.Oil towns would boom with profit then break when the oil ran out. That led to the roads bogging up. And over population with little medical supplies, led to residents and prospectors getting sick and the disease would spread faster.
Spindletop stopped John D. Rockefeller's oil monopoly.
Word on the street
If you asked somebody in Beaumont TX , January 1, 1901, what the word in the street was they would say the Galveston hurricane of September 8. But if you asked someone on January 11, 1901, they would say the big oil well on the salt dome or Spindletop.
Impact on oil
The gigantic size of Spindletop helped create big oil industries such as Gulf and Texaco.