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Jo Ann Stiles

Three presentations available. 1. German Immigration into Texas in the Years of Early Statehood deals with the German immigration to Texas in the years before the Civil War and will be discussed with emphasis on the backgrounds of the new arrivals and their response to the coming war. 2. Oil in 20th Century Texas deals with a discussion of the impact of the oil industry on 20th century Texas' social, economic and political life. 3. Oil In Texas: The Early Years, 1865-1910 deals with A look at the early search, culminating in the great Spindletop gusher of 1901 and the subsequent discoveries before WWI.
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