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Faces of Amarillo No. 3 - Oil & Gas (1987)

Panhandle PBS

Sound | 1987

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  •  Lawrence Hagy on the rise of the oil and gas business in the Amarillo area and the first discovery of oil in 1918 
  •  Finding oil and gas on the Masterson Ranch as related by Clarence Williams and the American Smelting and Texaco Plant in Amarillo 
  •  Stanley Marsh III on his grandfather’s oil experiences and other oil boom speculators 
  •  S.B. Wittenberg on early oil workers flocking to Borger and Amarillo, resulting in a population boom and a degree of lawlessness in Amarillo 
  •  Vesta Vineyard on the young oil workers and their lawlessness 
  •  Ray Hollingsworth on his father’s business and Amarillo Hotel and Palo Duro Hotel and its significance during the oil boom 
  •  On the construction of housing and buildings for the oil workers such as Talmadge Place 
  •  The decline of the oil boom with the discovery of oil in East Texas 
  •  Tom Bivins summing up the three main industries in  1980s Amarillo: oil, cattle, and real estate 
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