WebQuest

The History of Spindletop and Its Impact on Southeast Texas

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It's the spring break of your senior year. You are helping your Great Aunt Bessie clean out her attic. While doing so, you come across a scrapbook full of newspaper clippings about the discovery of the Lucas Gusher in 1901. Intrigued, you ask your Great Aunt Bessie about the newspaper clippings. You learn that you are the great-great-grandchild of Anthony Lucas, the man who discovered the oil deposit. Realizing that this would be a great project for your senior thesis, you decide to research as much as you can on the discovery of oil in Southeast Texas. Your task is to learn as much as you can about Spindletop and the discovery of oil in Southeast Texas and to identify its lasting impact on the region.

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