UNDERWOOD & UNDERWOOD. Where Fortunes are Made and Lost Overnight. Burkburnett, Texas, 1920
Although oil was found by Native Americans in Texas before the first Europeans arrived, the discovery of the Spindletop salt dome oil deposits in 1901 established Texas as a major oil producing state. Between 1911 and 1929, more discoveries were made throughout the state. The Burkburnett field opened in 1918, yielding a standing army of drilling towers extending to the horizon two years later.