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Canadian River Project

The Canadian River Municipal Water Authority was authorized by a Texas Constitutional Amendment on May 27, 1953. It was approved, by vote of citizens of eleven West Texas cities, for purpose of supplying municipal and industrial water to Amarillo, Borger, Brownfield, Lamesa, Levelland, Lubbock, O'Do....

Historical Marker - Amarillo.


Gas Well in the Panhandle of Texas, First

The discovery well in the vast Panhandle-Hugoton Gas Field, largest known gas field in the world, is located one mile east of this point on the east slope of John Ray Butte. The geological structure was discovered by Dr. Charles N. Gould in 1905 while in the employ of the United States Geological Su....

Historical Marker - Amarillo.


Canadian River Municpal Water Authority

The Canadian River Municipal Water Authority was authorized by a Texas Constitutional Amendment on May 27, 1953. It was approved, by vote of citizens of eleven West Texas cities, for purpose of supplying municipal and industrial water to Amarillo, Borger, Brownfield, Lamesa, Levelland, Lubbock, O'Do....

Historical Marker - Amarillo.


Early Texas Oil Pipelines

This marks route of Texas' first oil pipelines to Tidewater, constructed 1901 to transport oil from famed Spindletop gusher (7 mi. north), which came in on Jan. 10, and flowed at rate of 75,000 barrels a day. A group later to become the Gulf Pipeline Company laid 11 miles of line to the railroad in ....

Historical Marker - Beaumont.


Reagan, John H

As congressman, 1876-1887, sponsored bill creating Interstate Commerce Commission; resigned 1891 from United States Senate to head newly-formed Railroad Commission, modeled after I.C.C., and created to regulate shipping rates and practices. In his term, 1891-1903, railway transportation of petroleum....

Historical Marker - Big Lake.


Comyn-Theney, Community of

During the rapid settlement of this area following the removal of the Indian threat, about 1875, a rural community developed here. Besides a few homes and a school, it had a trading post-store, operated by W. F. Matheney. His name, shortened to "Theney" for business purposes also came to designate t....

Historical Marker - Comyn.


Natural Gas Pipelines

First public use of natural gas began in Texas in 1902, from transmission lines on this street, serving local homes and businesses. These early lines were forerunners of mains that now transport Texas gas to three-fourths of the United States and Mexico. Other natural gas industry pioneer achievemen....

Historical Marker - Corsicana.


Refinery Area

Here the huge Phelps-Dodge Refining Corp. plant, the world's largest electrolytic copper refinery, produces one fourth of the nation's refined copper. Here, too, terminate crude oil pipelines serving the large refineries of the Standard Oil Company of Texas and Texaco, Inc. Here also, the lines of t....

Historical Marker - El Paso.


Niles City

Incorporated in 1911, the City of Niles was called the "Richest Little Town in the World" because of its size and the number of large businesses located here. Included in the townsite, which eventually covered 1.5 square miles, were major meat packing firms, the Fort Worth Stockyards, two grain elev....

Historical Marker - Fort Worth.


Greenvine Gas Discovery

Apparently the first use in Texas of natural gas for fuel occurred in 1979 near here. William Seidel, a farmer, grist mill and cotton gin owner, and merchant, trying to dig a water well, struck gas at approximate depth of 106 feet. The gas was piped to a farmhouse nearby. Production of gas and oil h....

Historical Marker - Greenvine.



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