Spindletop Changed Texas, America and the World Forever

According to American Oil & Gas Historical Society:  “The 1901 ‘Lucas Gusher’ in Texas reveals the Spindletop oilfield, which produce more oil in one day than the rest of the world’s oilfields combined.”

Village Creek State Park is located about 16 miles north of Beaumont in Lumberton. Several trails dot the varied landscape of four ecological communities. Pick up a self-guided booklet at headquarters around the State Parks Store for Village Creek State Park.

Beaumont, Texas

First stop starts in Beaumont where you might hear a little different dialect. If you hear words like: “batroom, hose pipe, nuttin, sto, tink and toulooloo,” you know you are amongst some Cajuns. (Translation: “bathroom, garden hose, nothing, store, think and fiddler crab.”)