Kilgore, Texas….today and yesterday

Photos from a recent visit to Kilgore, Texas where the city has preserved their oil heritage.   Great oilfield museum. 50+ steel derricks renovated or replicated  around the downtown area & “the world’s richest acre.”  Sepia postcards by Jack Nolan, famous East Texas oilfield photographer of the early 30s, soon after the discovery of the giant East Texas Oilfield.  B&W postcard from the 40s.  There are many, many postcards showing the early activity in and around Kilgore.  See “The Glory Days” by Elder & Pirtle (1986) for many town views from the early 40s.

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