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Lamar University Collection - Unknown Student Film (1970)

Lamar University

Silent | 1970

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  •  Historical marker for the Lucas Gusher, the first major gusher of the Texas oil boom at the Spindletop Oil Field 
  •  San Jacinto Building 
  •  Spindletop Hall in Lexington, Kentucky. Shortly after her husband Miles Frank Yount's death in 1933, Pansy Yount moved their Spindletop Stables, originally built in Beaumont, to Lexington and re-established it as Spindletop Farm. 
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This amateur or student film highlights various sites around Beaumont. The beginning shots include cartoon illustrations, collages, and photographs. Towards the middle of the film, the camera follows a man dressed in an orange suit as he wanders throughout the city. The film includes numerous shots of oil fields and of historical markers for Spindeltop Oil Field. Do you know more about this film? Let us know! Email us at info@texasachive.org.