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Pattillo Higgins, REVISED MAP OF JEFFERSON COUNTY, TEXAS. SHOWING LAND SURVEYS, RAILROADS AND WATER WAYS. Beaumont, Texas: Pattillo Higgins, 1898.

Before Spindletop, Pattillo Higgins puts Jefferson County, Texas on the map

A very rare 1898 promotional map of Jefferson County, Texas. Published by Pattillo Higgins, the Father of Texas Oil, a few short years before the gusher at Spindletop transformed the global oil industry. Background Higgins (1863-1955) was born in Sabine Pass, Texas but spent most of his life in nearby Beaumont. His unpromising early years were marked among other things […]

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