June 9 marks 123 years of wildcatting and it’s still something to gush over

By Lillie Ruby

Back before wagon trains rumbled and rattled into Texas, wild cats roamed a native nation. Predators by nature, Texas cats range in size from panthers to bobcats and are the descendants of the giant saber toothed tigers now fossilized in history

One hundred and twenty three years ago, another pride of predators arrived in Texas. Men arrived in droves, rushing to strike it rich whether drilling oil wells or working in the oil fields.


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