Monday, January 14, 2008

Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum reopens


A rainbow forms in the water spray during a reenactment of the Lucas gusher during the Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum Grand Re-opening on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008.

Photos and video by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise



Celebrants listen to opening remarks during the Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum Grand Re-opening. The museum was badly damaged during Hurricane Rita.


Daniel Hoosier, 3, of Crosby plays in the courtyard outside the town barber shop during the Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum Grand Re-opening.



J.C. Verde of Port Arthur looks authentic down to his boots during the Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum Grand Re-opening.


J.C. Verde of Port Arthur (left) and Harlan Walker of Beaumont (right) keep the peace during the Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum Grand Re-opening.



The Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum held a grand reopening of the facility on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2007. The museum emulates the 1901 roughneck town where the first oil gusher was found in modern Beaumont, Texas. The video shows a reenactment of the famous Lucas gusher.

3 comments:

Phlip said...

Those are great, Mark. Glad it has reopened.

Bryon Houlgrave said...

This series just oozes Texas.

Mark M. Hancock said...

Some places in Texas just ooze. :}