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The Texas Experience - Steve Kanaly Presents the Spindletop Gusher

Jim Ruddy

Sound | 1986

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  •  Steve Kanaly talks about Pattillo Higgins.  
  •  January 10, 1901  
  •  Spindletop changed the world.  
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Produced by Jim Ruddy and presented by the Shell Companies Foundation and the Texas Committee for the Humanities, The Texas Experience presents the history of Texas through a series of one-minute clips. Each clip features a celebrity narrator briefly exploring a specific aspect of Texas history or culture, with topics ranging from early women settlers to Buddy Holly's short but influential career. In this episode, actor Steve Kanaly, best known for his role as Ray Krebbs on televison soap opera "Dallas," discusses the history and significance of the discovery of oil at Spindletop.