Black Diamonds! Black Gold!: The Saga of Texas Pacific Coal and Oil Company

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In a West Texas town called Thurber the Texas Pacific Coal and Oil Company grew rich digging coal, drilling oil and making bricks from the clay soil. The Texas Pacific Company as it was known at its beginning, was born in 1888 just seventy-five miles west of Fort Worth. Employing mostly immigrant workers in the coal mines, the company prospered and created a town eventually called Thurber. The company added a brick works in 1894. For several years Thurber rivaled Fort Worth as the largest population and cultural center for ...

Black Diamonds! Black Gold!: The Saga of Texas Pacific Coal and Oil Company 1997, Texas Tech University Press

ISBN-13: 9780896723795

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