Sulfur

Considered one of Texas’ most significant natural resources, sulphur deposits first attracted speculators’ interest in the mid 1800s.  Significant mining did not begin, however, until around 1919 when the Texas Gulf Sulphur Company began extraction at the Big Hill Dome deposit in Matagorda County.  It is estimated that since then, Texas has produced approximately 80 percent of the nation’s sulphur supply.

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The Richard Eisenhour Collection, no. 2 - Galveston and Houston (c. 1940)
Home movie footage of the Galveston and Houston areas, c. 1940
The Baylor Family Collection, no. 8 - New Gulf Sulphur Beds
Home movie scenes of John and Diane Baylor visiting Sunhills, Houston, and the New Gulf Sulphur Beds.
The Alton Abbot Family Collection, no. 9 - Trips through Colorado and Texas, 1948
Home movie scenes of the Abbot family on trips to Colorado and the Galveston area
Sulphur Mining, Reel 2
Educational film that teaches everything you need to know (and more) about sulphur mining in the 1930s
Suphur Mining, Reel 1
Educational film that teaches everything you need to know (and more) about sulphur mining in the 1930
Galveston: Port and Playground of the Southwest
1950s promotional film detailing why Galveston is the “port of quickest dispatch”