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Unformatted text preview: 10 years later he figured out a way. o January 1901, oil shot out of the ground w/intense pressure at height of 150ft 100 barrels of oil a day o TX=Saudi Arabia of the time. Galveston Hurricane o Galveston was the major city of the time. However a hurricane hit, causing tons of damage and killing a bunch of people. The hurricane, along with the discovery of oil in Spindletop, retards the growth of Galveston as Houston thrived (still thriving today) Growth of Houston o Houston wanted to become a major port o Buffalo Bayou Waterway that connected downtown Houston to the Gulf of Mexico, it was fairly reliable to ship goods on Houston merchants sought to make Buffalo Bayou a bigger body of water, they wanted to make it a canal Port of Houston is very important in the U.S. and in the world....
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This note was uploaded on 05/08/2008 for the course HIS 2023 taught by Professor Unkown during the Spring '08 term at The University of Texas at San Antonio- San Antonio.
- Spring '08