Spindletop Gladys City

The Lucas gusher. discovered in 1901 on a little hill in Beaumont, Texas affectionately called Spindletop, prompted an oil boom in America unlike any the country had ever seen before A long and colorful history and an international interest in the following industrial age left a legacy of hope, discovery. promise, fortune, and industrial development in the Southeast Texas area that led to the establishment of the Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum.