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This published monograph describes the effects of the oil boom of 1901 on Beaumont, Texas, and gives details on other business and commercial affairs in the town. The many oil companies which sprang up after the discovery of Spindletop receive particular attention. Pictures and descriptions of prominent businessmen are also included, as well as photos of several notable residences. The book also describes the growing town of Port Arthur, which held a prominent port.

 
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