SPINDLETOP WEBQUEST

The impact of oil in Texas

  1. How was oil discovered?

It was found on the banks of the river Issus.

2.How does oil form?

oil is formed when decaying matter is heated and put under immense pressure.

  1. what where the early uses of oil? it powered cars and made medicine.
  2. how did spindle top get its name? the area was known for its vast sulfur spring and bubbling gas to do exploratory drilling on spindle top hill.
  3. who was pattillo Higgins? was a business man as well as a self taught geologist, and he earned the nickname of "prophet of spindle top."
  4. who was Anthony F. Lucas? he was a organizing the drilling of an oil well near Beaumont, and that's how Texas Spindle top.
  5. oil is formed when decaying matter is heated and put under immense pressure? Who Were The Hamilton Brothers?