Kilgore, Texas: The World’s Richest Acre

On Oct. 3, 1930, in a Rusk County pasture, 70-year-old Columbus M. “Dad” Joiner brought in the Daisy Bradford 3 and unknowingly tapped into the world’s largest pocket of oil. The resulting oil boom brought thousands of producers and drillers into East Texas, turned the quiet little communities into raucous boom towns and made millions…
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