TITLE

NOVEMBER 1, 1832

AUTHOR(S)
Stone, Ron
PUB. DATE
January 1984
SOURCE
Book of Texas Days;1984, p184
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on Lyne Barret, the man who drilled the first oil well in Texas. Barret was born on November 1, 1832, in Virginia. He signed a lease to drill a well there in October 1865. On December 20, 1865 he began using a steam-powered auger, and at 106 feet, he hit oil. The well produced ten barrels a day. He sought financing to drill other wells, but the big play was in Pennsylvania, and not many people believed there was much oil in Texas.
ACCESSION #
21474854

 

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