Workers—including a young boy—pose around the tunnel that a former coal miner dug to relieve the oil well fire at Harrell’s No. 7 in Vivian, 1911

Workers—including a young boy—pose around the tunnel that a former coal miner dug to relieve the oil well fire at Harrell’s No. 7 in Vivian, 1911

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 A team of workers retrofitting Standard Oil’s North Louisiana pipeline to protect its steel from the soil’s natural acidity, 1914

A team of workers retrofitting Standard Oil’s North Louisiana pipeline to protect its steel from the soil’s natural acidity, 1914

 Oil well fire at Stiles No. 94, Trees, Louisiana, 1913

Oil well fire at Stiles No. 94, Trees, Louisiana, 1913

 Topographical map of North Louisiana's Caddo and Pine Island oil fields. 

Topographical map of North Louisiana's Caddo and Pine Island oil fields. 

 Geological map of North Louisiana, Northeast Texas, and South Arkansas. 

Geological map of North Louisiana, Northeast Texas, and South Arkansas. 

 1910 Census of Oil City, Louisiana residents

1910 Census of Oil City, Louisiana residents

 The improvised crane workers used to construct oil derricks atop of Caddo Lake, 1908

The improvised crane workers used to construct oil derricks atop of Caddo Lake, 1908

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 Oil well fire, Mooringsport, Louisiana, 1913

Oil well fire, Mooringsport, Louisiana, 1913

 Oil City, Louisiana, 2014

Oil City, Louisiana, 2014

 Testimony from the 1919 court case determining who had the right to drill the oil under the land of David Raines and Joseph Herndon, two black cousins with adjacent farms. 

Testimony from the 1919 court case determining who had the right to drill the oil under the land of David Raines and Joseph Herndon, two black cousins with adjacent farms. 

 1920 Witness subpoena from the legal case determining ownership of Lillie "Gussie" Taylor's Claiborne Parish farm--and its oil deposit. 

1920 Witness subpoena from the legal case determining ownership of Lillie "Gussie" Taylor's Claiborne Parish farm--and its oil deposit. 

 Clement No. 1, Louisiana's first successful oil well. Jennings, Louisiana, 1901

Clement No. 1, Louisiana's first successful oil well. Jennings, Louisiana, 1901

 The oil fields of Jennings, Louisiana, 1907. 

The oil fields of Jennings, Louisiana, 1907. 

 Land Avenue, the main thoroughfare of Oil City, LA

Land Avenue, the main thoroughfare of Oil City, LA

 The Savage-Morrical No. 1, North Louisiana's first success full oil well, 1905. 

The Savage-Morrical No. 1, North Louisiana's first success full oil well, 1905. 

 A 1902 account of an oil fire in Jennings, LA, which burned for six days

A 1902 account of an oil fire in Jennings, LA, which burned for six days

 The Sneed Family in Mooringsport, LA, 1913

The Sneed Family in Mooringsport, LA, 1913

 Stacey Landing (also known as “Stacy’s Landing”), a small community of tents near Oil City, LA

Stacey Landing (also known as “Stacy’s Landing”), a small community of tents near Oil City, LA

 1912 photograph of Land Avenue, Oil City’s local hub of commerce and recreation. 

1912 photograph of Land Avenue, Oil City’s local hub of commerce and recreation. 

 1912 image of Oil City’s Land Avenue. According to legend, law enforcement tied up drunks to the tree in the center of the road. 

1912 image of Oil City’s Land Avenue. According to legend, law enforcement tied up drunks to the tree in the center of the road. 

 Workers—including a young boy—pose around the tunnel that a former coal miner dug to relieve the oil well fire at Harrell’s No. 7 in Vivian, 1911
True Republican, 19 November 1910.png
 A team of workers retrofitting Standard Oil’s North Louisiana pipeline to protect its steel from the soil’s natural acidity, 1914
 Oil well fire at Stiles No. 94, Trees, Louisiana, 1913
 Topographical map of North Louisiana's Caddo and Pine Island oil fields. 
 Geological map of North Louisiana, Northeast Texas, and South Arkansas. 
 1910 Census of Oil City, Louisiana residents
 The improvised crane workers used to construct oil derricks atop of Caddo Lake, 1908
Shreveport Times 30-Sep-1912 Page 6 (OC is Oil League Champ).jpg
 Oil well fire, Mooringsport, Louisiana, 1913
 Oil City, Louisiana, 2014
 Testimony from the 1919 court case determining who had the right to drill the oil under the land of David Raines and Joseph Herndon, two black cousins with adjacent farms. 
 1920 Witness subpoena from the legal case determining ownership of Lillie "Gussie" Taylor's Claiborne Parish farm--and its oil deposit. 
 Clement No. 1, Louisiana's first successful oil well. Jennings, Louisiana, 1901
 The oil fields of Jennings, Louisiana, 1907. 
 Land Avenue, the main thoroughfare of Oil City, LA
 The Savage-Morrical No. 1, North Louisiana's first success full oil well, 1905. 
 A 1902 account of an oil fire in Jennings, LA, which burned for six days
 The Sneed Family in Mooringsport, LA, 1913
 Stacey Landing (also known as “Stacy’s Landing”), a small community of tents near Oil City, LA
 1912 photograph of Land Avenue, Oil City’s local hub of commerce and recreation. 
 1912 image of Oil City’s Land Avenue. According to legend, law enforcement tied up drunks to the tree in the center of the road. 

Workers—including a young boy—pose around the tunnel that a former coal miner dug to relieve the oil well fire at Harrell’s No. 7 in Vivian, 1911

A team of workers retrofitting Standard Oil’s North Louisiana pipeline to protect its steel from the soil’s natural acidity, 1914

Oil well fire at Stiles No. 94, Trees, Louisiana, 1913

Topographical map of North Louisiana's Caddo and Pine Island oil fields. 

Geological map of North Louisiana, Northeast Texas, and South Arkansas. 

1910 Census of Oil City, Louisiana residents

The improvised crane workers used to construct oil derricks atop of Caddo Lake, 1908

Oil well fire, Mooringsport, Louisiana, 1913

Oil City, Louisiana, 2014

Testimony from the 1919 court case determining who had the right to drill the oil under the land of David Raines and Joseph Herndon, two black cousins with adjacent farms. 

1920 Witness subpoena from the legal case determining ownership of Lillie "Gussie" Taylor's Claiborne Parish farm--and its oil deposit. 

Clement No. 1, Louisiana's first successful oil well. Jennings, Louisiana, 1901

The oil fields of Jennings, Louisiana, 1907. 

Land Avenue, the main thoroughfare of Oil City, LA

The Savage-Morrical No. 1, North Louisiana's first success full oil well, 1905. 

A 1902 account of an oil fire in Jennings, LA, which burned for six days

The Sneed Family in Mooringsport, LA, 1913

Stacey Landing (also known as “Stacy’s Landing”), a small community of tents near Oil City, LA

1912 photograph of Land Avenue, Oil City’s local hub of commerce and recreation. 

1912 image of Oil City’s Land Avenue. According to legend, law enforcement tied up drunks to the tree in the center of the road. 

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