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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- Spring '08
- Palo Duro Canyon, Spindletop, Galveston Hurricane o Galveston, Duro Canyon holdout.