Station - Friendship
Submerged Ghost Town in Williamson County
Three Filling Stations:
Although all three buildings provided the same basic needs of the
motorist, separately, they could be prime examples of “Modest,”
“Utilitarian” and “Grandiose” gas stations.
at the Oasis
"Having never pumped a pint, let alone a gallon of gasoline,
this station-that-never-was has become our symbol for a particular
period in Texas history."
Old Gas Stations
Point Fayetter County 12-11-17
J. E. Wessels Humble Station became Havemann's Texaco Station in
Corners and The Doctor by Barbara Duvall Wesolek
Worth of Gas. Please” by Nolan Maxie
My earliest and fondest recollection of a brand new vehicle in my
life was in 1946. I was seven years old...
Big Waukesha Engine by N. Ray Maxie
How it came close to killing my Dad
forced to siphon by Delbert Trew
This is not the first time fuel prices spawned drastic measures.
There was a time when 38-cent per gallon gas brought out the worst
Policy by Perry Peary
Currently there is a commercial running on television that shows
how this country has become dependent upon foreign oil to keep us
going. The man behind the scene advocates us using more natural
gas as well as wind power. He goes on to show how our dependence
has grown over the past thirty or forty years.
Gasoline; Oil and Gas by N. Ray Maxie
Maybe we all can agree that gasoline is on the front burner right
now; so to speak. Prices are at historically high levels... For
those of us in this nation having learned how to be frugal, now
is the time to practice it...
Corn is as High as an Elephant's Eye by Maggie Van Ostrand
Politics has again reared its ugly head, and this time, the platform
is "Corn produces ethanol and ethanol fuels automobiles!"...
first "over water" oil well by Bob Bowman
In the early l900s, 27-year-old Walter B. Pyron, of Blossom, Texas,
a production foreman for Guffy Oil Company, noticed gas bubbles
rising from Caddo Lake...
Gas Prices by Perry Peary
"..We’ve known that our dependency on foreign oil has been
going up for the past twenty years and not one of the administrations;
both republican and democratic have chosen to do anything about
it. We just stick our collective heads in the sand and act as if
there isn’t anything wrong and that all will be ok...."
Pockets" and a Near Death Experience by N. Ray Maxie
"My father was a pumper in the East Texas oil fields for a
small oil company that had come into the area and bought up many
less than 'gusher' oil wells. Some oil people soon began to call
those wells, 'strippers'..."
Oil Field Humor by Fred B. McKinley
Who says that oil, wool—and sheep manure don’t mix?
Gates by Archie P. McDonald
John Warne Gates, a native of Winfield, Illinois, became associated
with three of Texas’ most important items: barbed wire, railroads,
Taliaferro Barret by Archie P. McDonald
Few East Texans remember Lyne Taliaferro Barret, but they should:
Barret drilled the first oil well in Texas.
Prices by Perry Peary
Cartoons by Roger T. Moore
barrel of oil in 1902